- 88313 x 2
- 88319 x 7
A muscle specimen measuring at least one cubic centimeter (1 cm3) is required for proper evaluation. Submitted specimens should be wrapped in saline-moistened gauze (NOT SOAKED); do not allow the specimen to float in saline.
**Specimens MUST be prepared by carefully following our muscle biopsy shipping instructions. Please watch our Muscle Specimen Collection and Handling Tutorial before submitting a muscle specimen for pathologic evaluation.**
Submit all muscle biopsies with a completed Muscle Pathology Requisition. (Or call our Client Services Department to have hardcopy Muscle Pathology Requisitions, pre-printed with your practice's contact information on them, sent to you.).
To obtain a muscle biopsy kit and detailed collection instructions, contact UF Health Pathology Laboratories Client Services Department at 888.375.LABS (5227).
UF Health Pathology Laboratories’ Client Services Department must be notified when sending a specimen. Only ship muscle biopsy specimens Monday - Thursday.
- Frozen specimens
- Inappropriate fixative
- Frozen fixatives
- Specimens more than 24 hours old
- Specimens that are shipped late on Fridays or Saturdays
- Ambient: Immediate delivery
- Refrigerated: 24 hours
4 - 6 days
Monday - Friday