Interpretation of Outside Muscle Biopsy Slide
Obtaining an expert second opinion on muscle biopsy specimens
Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
We provide consultation services on difficult diagnostic problems. Stained slides received are reviewed in conjunction with the clinical history provided, laboratory findings, radiographic findings (if applicable), and submitting pathologist's report or letter. If additional special stains or studies are needed, the results are included in the final interpretive report.
It is our goal to provide the highest possible level of diagnostic consultative service, while trying to balance optimal patient care with a cost-conscious approach to solving difficult diagnostic problems.
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Results of the consultation are reported in a formal neuromuscular pathology report that includes an interpretive comment, if necessary. The formal pathology report is faxed or sent by mail according to the preference of the referring institution.