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MUSCLE BIOPSY

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Muscle biopsy

Handling

Submit to Pathology in a clean, dry container wrapped in saline dampened gauze. Prior to procedure, contact the Pathology department to ensure proper handling. Pathology department at Legacy Emanuel (503) 413-2299, Legacy Good Samaritan (503) 413-6118, Legacy Meridian Park (503) 692-2495, Legacy Mt. Hood (503) 674-1129 or Legacy Salmon Creek (360)487-1213.

Minimum Volume

1x0.5x0.5 cm

Rejection Criteria

Specimen that is too small, dried out or in formalin

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri; Specimens sent on weekends or after hours, contact OHSU at (503) 494-6781.

Reported

7 days

Method

Varies; contact OHSU at (503) 494-6781

Referral Lab

OHSU. For pediatric cases, specimens are sent to a referral lab for biochemical studies and OHSU.

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

Varies, call for assistance

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:25 AM


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