Diagnostic Section: 
Shipping Requirements: 
Ship tissue sample(s) in a leakproof container placed in a sealable bag then placed in a secondary rigid container
Test Fee: 
Setup Days: 
Turn Around Time: 
Specimen Requirements: 

Formalin-fixed semimembranosus (preferred) or semitendinosus muscle

Collection Protocol: 

10% neutral buffered formalin. 

Additional Information: 

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 beth.valentine@oregonstate.edu