5362 - Overview: Endomyocardial Biopsy

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: 5362    
Endomyocardial Biopsy

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

Evaluation of:

-Cardiac allograft rejection



-Idiopathic arrhythmias

-Idiopathic chest pain

-Anthracycline cardiotoxicity

-Secondary heart disease (amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, hemochromatosis, storage diseases, and neoplastic diseases)

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

Light Microscopy

Includes hematoxylin-and-eosin, Gomori's iron, and sulfated alcian blue stains.

Electron microscopy, immunoperoxidase, and immunofluorescence are available upon special request. For special studies, call BEFORE the biopsy is performed.

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


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

Endomyocardial Bx

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

Heart Biopsy
Myocardial Biopsy
Skin Biopsy