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Test ID: IMAX    
Interpretation of Outside Muscle Biopsy Slide

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

Obtaining an expert second opinion on muscle biopsy specimens

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
MBS1IHC Initial Single Antibody StainNoNo
MBS2IHC, Each Add'l Antibody StainNoNo

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

This request will be processed as a consultation case. An interpretation, which includes an evaluation of the specimen and determination of a diagnosis, will be provided within a formal pathology report. Second opinion regarding diagnosis will be rendered by staff neuromuscular pathologists. Appropriate additional stains may be performed in order to render an accurate diagnosis. These additional stains ordered will have the results included within the final report and will be charged separately. If additional studies are deemed necessary, then we will ask that the frozen muscle specimen be sent to our laboratory in dry ice.


Note: Special stains and studies performed on the case should be sent with the case for review. In order to determine an accurate diagnosis, some of these stains or studies may warrant being repeated (and charged) at the reviewing Mayo neuromuscular pathologist's discretion. In addition, testing requested by the referring physician (immunostains, molecular studies, etc) may not be performed if deemed unnecessary by the reviewing Mayo neuromuscular pathologist.

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

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

Interpretation Muscle Slide Maximum