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Test ID: IMAX    
Interpretation of Outside Muscle Biopsy Slide

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

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.

Interpretive report

Interpretation Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

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.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test