MBCT - Overview: Muscle Biopsy Consultation, Outside Slides and/or Paraffin Blocks

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: MBCT    
Muscle Biopsy Consultation, Outside Slides and/or Paraffin Blocks

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

Obtaining a rapid, expert opinion on muscle biopsy specimens

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

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
MCRVMuscle Consult, w/Complex Rvw of HxNo, (Bill Only)No
MCOSMuscle Consult, Outside SlideNo, (Bill Only)No
MCSPMuscle Consult, w/Slide PrepNo, (Bill Only)No
MCPROMuscle Consult, w/USS ProfNo, (BIll Only)No
ATPSATPase Acid Alkaline StainNo, (Bill Only)No
CONGRCongo Red StainNo, (Bill Only)No
OROSOil Red O StainNo, (Bill Only)No
PASSPeriodic Acid-Schiff StainNo, (Bill Only)No
TWSSTrichrome Water Soluble StainNo, (Bill Only)No
ASNESAcetate Non-specific Esterase StainNo, (BIll Only)No
ACPHSAcid Phosphatase StainNo, (Bill Only)No
CYOXSCytochrome Oxidase StainNo, (Bill Only)No
NADSNADH Dehydrogenase StainNo, (Bill Only)No
PHPHSPhosphorylase StainNo, (Bill Only)No
SDSSuccinic Dehydrogenase StainNo, (Bill Only)No
TBATPTB ATPase StainNo, (Bill Only)No
ALZRSAlizarin Red StainNo, (Bill Only)No
ANSAlpha-naphthyl StainNo, (Bill Only)No
MBS1IHC Initial Single Antibody StainNo, (Bill Only)No
MBS2IHC, Each Add'l Antibody StainNo, (Bill Only)No
MBS3IF Initial Single Antibody StainNo, (Bill Only)No
MBS4IF, Each Add'l Antibody StainNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

When this test is ordered, 1 or more of the listed reflex tests will be performed and charged separately. The reviewing neuromuscular pathologist will determine the need for additional testing.


For all consultations, ancillary testing necessary to determine a diagnosis is ordered at the discretion of the Mayo Clinic neuromuscular pathologist. An interpretation will be provided within a formal pathology report. 


Slides and blocks sent for consultation: 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.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

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

The evaluation includes an evaluation of provided or performed enzyme histochemical stains or immunostains; other tests can be performed as indicated and will be charged separately. 

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


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

Muscle Bx Consultation, Slide/Block

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

Muscle Biopsy, Enzyme Histochemistry