Neuromuscular/EM Specimen to HCMC - LG6685


Sunquest Code:LSMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Lab Sendouts Misc Test
Synonyms:Inflammatory Myopathy Panel; Inflammatory Myopathy Panel Paraffin; Neuromuscular Dystrophy Panel; Neuromuscular Dystrophy Panel Paraffin; Neuromscular FISH; Neuromuscular Nerve Panel, Frozen; Neuromuscular Nerve Panel, Paraffin; Neuromuscular Panel 1; Muscle Biopsy Fixed Tissue; Neuromuscular Panel Paraffin
Methodology:Special stains
CPT Code:----------CPTCODES HERE----------
Turnaround Time:Special stains must be sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Fri before 1400.
Special Instructions:Send via stat courier to arrive at HCMC by 1400. See Associated Links for specimen and shipping instructions.
Associated Links:

HCMC EM Neuromuscular Pathology Request Form, HCMC Neuromuscular EM Specimen Collection Guide



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Tissue
Optimal Volume:2 pieces of tissue, 1 cm by 0.5 cm
Collection Instructions:Wrap both pieces of fresh muscle in saline-moistened gauze (squeeze out excess) and place in a fresh specimen cup. Attach patient label to specimen cup. On label, document what muscle was excised and time sample was placed in container and attach to cup.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Do not store.
Shipping Instructions:Calll the neuromuscular laboratory at 612-873-2175 to notify the lab staff of all incoming biopsies and to request fixatives.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Hennepin County Medical Center)


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.


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