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For all specimens, patient history and requests should be clearly labeled with correct patient identifiers and pathology accession/case number. Collection date and patient date of birth are required. All specimens must be labeled with specimen type. The name and phone number of the ordering physician and a brief history are essential to achieve a consultation fully relevant to the ordering physician's needs. The Muscle Histochemistry Patient Information Sheet should accompany all specimens. Failure to provide this information may delay the specimen processing significantly.
Biopsies from different sites require separate orders and separate specimen vials.
Specimen Type: Muscle biopsy slides and/or blocks
Collection Instructions: Submit all stains performed on the case. If electron microscopy (EM) has been performed, include EM images (either on a CD or as prints).
1. A brief explanatory note or consultative letter is necessary.
2. This test is not intended for use with tissue that still needs to be processed.
1. Muscle Histochemistry Patient Information Sheet (Supply T361) in Special Instructions
2. If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Pathology Test Request Form (T246) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/pathology-request-form.pdf).
Note: No specimen should be rejected. If specimen not received at appropriate temperature, include note to laboratory. If questions, contact laboratory.