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Test ID: PNPC    
Peripheral Nerve Pathology Consultation

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Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011


NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


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

Evaluating diseases of the nerve and disorders that affect nerve function


This consultation is for slides or fixed tissue

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

A battery of special stains and teased nerve fiber analysis will be ordered if fixed tissue is provided. Nerve morphometry and electron microscopy to determine diameter size histograms and ultrastructural abnormalities may be performed based on a preliminary review by the neuropathologist.

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

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Nerve Biopsy Surgical Pathology Consultation and Review of Outside Material (records and specimens).

The neuropathologist will determine the need for additional testing.

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Peripheral Nerve Path Consult

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Nerve Biopsy
Neuropathology Consultation
Neuropathology Examination of Tissue
Sural Nerve Biopsy