Formalin-fixed semimembranosus (preferred) or semitendinosus muscle
10% neutral buffered formalin.
Please reference the Muscle Biopsy Protocol for detailed instructions.
*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 requred. If other myopathies are suspected, please contact Dr. Valentine at 541-737-5061 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org