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Investigation of polyneuropathies
|Test ID||Reporting Name||Available Separately||Always Performed|
|NPWT||NervePath, Level IV, Wet Ts||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|NPOS||NervePath Consult, Outside Slide||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|NPSP||NervePath Consult, w/Slide Prep||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|NPUP||NervePath Consult, w/USS Prof||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|NPCHX||NervePath Consult, w/Comp Rvw of Hx||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|MORAN||Morphometric Analysis||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|CRED||Congo Red, Nrv ST||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|PNS1||IHC Initial Single Antibody Stain||No, (Bill Only)||No|
|PNS2||IHC, Each Add'l Antibody Stain||No, (Bill Only)||No|
When this test is ordered, 1 or more of the listed reflex tests will be performed and charged for each biopsied site.
Wet tissue for consultation: When adequately prepared tissue is provided, routine testing will include: PGP 9.5 immunostain, morphometric analysis, Congo red stain, and hematoxylin and eosin stain.
Slides and blocks sent for consultation must include PGP 9.5 reacted sections:
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 be deemed to warrant repeat testing at an additional charge at the discretion of the reviewing Mayo Clinic neuromuscular pathologist. In addition, testing requested by the referring physician (immunostains, molecular studies, etc) may not be performed if deemed unnecessary by the reviewing Mayo Clinic neuromuscular pathologist. For all consultations, ancillary testing necessary to determine a diagnosis is ordered at the discretion of the Mayo Clinic neuromuscular pathologist. An interpretation, which includes an evaluation of the specimen and determination of a diagnosis, will be provided within a formal pathology report.
Calculation of Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density from Skin Punch Biopsy