Anatomical Pathology - Histology
Muscle biopsy for histology, Tissue
Pre-Testing Requirements - 24 hours- No needling of muscle in area of biopsy. This test must be pre-booked with the lab via ext 80594
Patient Specimen - Fresh sample of skeletal muscle minimum 20x10x10 mm
Paediatric Specimen - Fresh sample of skeletal muscle minimum 10x5x5 mm
Sample Delivery to Lab - Fresh, DO NOT freeze. Damp with saline. Lab will collect
Snap frozen with isopentane cooled in liquid nitrogen.
transport to lab - Frozen in cardice
Snap frozen cryostat sectioning. Range of appropriate stains.
Contact Canterbury Health Laboratories on +64 3 364 0484 or email LabInfo@cdhb.health.nz
Turnaround Time 80% within 5 working days, 90% within 10 working days, 98% within 15 working days.
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