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Test Name: Muscle Biopsy

Test Code:

Several 1mm x 1mm pieces of muscle should be placed directly into 2.5% glutaraldehyde for electron microscopy. One half of the remaining piece of muscle should be submitted to the laboratory in formalin. The remaining half of the muscle biopsy should be placed on saline-soaked gauze and transported to the laboratory immediately.

Turn around time: See here for information on Pathology turn around times.


Turn around time: Biopsies are processed Monday to Friday

Collection Container: Kits are available in the main histology area.

Collection and Shipping Requirements: Contact the histology routine bench at 604-682-2344 ext. 62363. Samples are to arrive in the lab prior to 15:00.