Neuromuscular/EM Specimen to HCMC

Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Lab Sendouts Misc Test
Synonyms:Inflammatory Myopathy Panel; Inflammatory Myopathy Panel Paraffin; Neuromuscular Dystrophy Panel; Neuromuscular Dystrophy Panel Paraffin; Neuromuscular FISH; Neuromuscular Nerve Panel, Frozen; Neuromuscular Nerve Panel, Paraffin; Neuromuscular Panel 1; Muscle Biopsy Fixed Tissue; Neuromuscular Panel Paraffin
Methodology:Special stains
CPT Codes: 88313 x3, 88305 x1
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

Optimal Volume:2 pieces of tissue, 1 cm by 0.5 cm
Container:Container, Tissue, sterile
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:Call the Neuromuscular Lab at 612-873-2175 to notify the lab staff of all incoming biopsies and to request fixatives.

Order On-Time Courier to deliver directly to: Hennepin Health Neuromuscular Lab, 716 S. 7th Street, Suite PL. 360, Minneapolis, MN 55415.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Hennepin County Medical Center)


Reference Range:By report.

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