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Comprehensive Nerve Biopsy Workup
2013261
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
NER REQ
Methodology
Microscopy/Cytochemistry
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-7 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Nerve biopsy. 
Specimen Preparation
Obtain Muscle/Nerve Biopsy collection kit prior to collection procedure, (ARUP supply #40923) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact Client Services at (800)522-2787. Special fixatives are required; collection instructions are provided with the kit.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens submitted with non-representative tissue type. Specimens that are not collected according to the collection instructions provided in the collection kit. 
Remarks
Submit electronic request. If you do not have electronic ordering capability, use an ARUP Anatomic Pathology Form (#32960) with an ARUP client number. For additional technical details, contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Submit clinical history. 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen; Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Note
Detailed collection instructions are available in the Muscle/Nerve Biopsy Collection Kit (#40923) or can be requested by contacting ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. Use of a different collection kit could result in sub-optimal biopsy preparation or fixation and delays in diagnosis. All vials must be labeled with the patient's full name and unique identifier. Please acquire and use ARUP's Muscle/Nerve Biopsy Collection Kit as the instructions and contents make the muscle/nerve collection procedure safer and easier.

Ancillary testing is ordered at the discretion of the ARUP pathologist, additional CPT codes and charges may apply.
CPT Code(s)
88305, 88313, 88348
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
8070000Submitting Physician
8070010Clinical History
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Aliases
  • consultation
  • muscle
  • nerve