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Test ID: IMAX    
Interpretation of Outside Muscle Biopsy Slide

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

All requests will be processed as a consultation case first. Special studies will be performed only if deemed to be diagnostically indicated. If the need for histochemical and immunohistochemical stains is anticipated, the appropriate specimen requirements (sending the frozen muscle tissue in enough dry ice) should be followed as indicated.(Unpublished Mayo method)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Monday through Friday; Varies

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

5 days; Note: Cases requiring additional staining and ancillary testing may require additional time.

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test