Biopsy, Muscle

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
Biopsy, Equine Muscle Histopathology  $70.00 
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
Equine Varies *  Varies *
Specimen Requirements:    
Formalin-fixed semimembranosus (preferred)or semitendinosus muscle
Collection Protocol:    
10% neutral buffered formalin; please reference Muscle Biopsy Protocol for additional information.
Shipping Requirements:    
Ship tissue sample(s) in a leakproof container placed in a sealable bag then placed in a secondary rigid container. 
Additional Information:    

*Turn around time is dependent upon special stains; special stains are set up on Wednesday.  The muscle biopsy protocol is for diagnosis of equine polysaccharide storage myopathy.  For diagnosis of equine motor neuron disease, biopsy of the sacrocaudalis dorsalis medialis muscle (dorsal tail muscle) is required.  If other myopathies are suspected, please contact Dr. Valentine at 541-737-5061 or by e-mail at beth.valentine@oregonstate.edu.