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We offer preliminary results on muscle and nerve biopsies within 24 hrs.

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Arkana offers expert analysis by board-certified neuropathologists on muscle and nerve biopsies, as well as neurosurgical consultations and autopsy brain analysis. We have a rapid turnaround (3-5 days) on diagnoses such as inflammatory myopathies, muscular dystrophies, metabolic and congenital myopathies.

Specimen Handling and Transport:

It is essential that the tissue be collected and immediately triaged to avoid any deterioration of the tissue. Please contact us to discuss specimen triage and transport.

  1. Specimens Accepted:

    We accept local specimens Monday through Friday, and out-of-state specimens Tuesday through Friday (surgery Monday through Thursday). The muscle biopsy requisition with pertinent clinical history, as well as clinician contact information must accompany all specimens. Should you need a result on Saturday, you must contact us to make special arrangements as to avoid loss and/or degradation of the patient’s biopsy material

  2. Neuropathology Kits

    Kits are provided to you at no charge. Each kit provides for proper collection, fixation, identification and transport of muscle biopsies for the following: Routine formalin-fixed paraffin embedded histology (FFPE), Enzyme histochemistry (EHC), Immunohistochemistry (IHC), Electron microscopy (EM)

What's Inside

THREE bottles of fixative:

Bottle 1 with saline-dampened telfa, to receive fresh unfixed sample for EHC and IHC (Lavender Top)

Bottle 2 containing 10% neutral buffered formalin for FFPE (White Top)

Bottle 3 containing glutaraldehyde for EM (Red Top)

FedEx packaging to return biopsy sample:

  • Requisition Form
  • 2 Coolant Packs (store in a freezer)
  • Shipping Box
  • Pre Labeled, Pre Paid Fedex Airbill

For more information or if you would like to request a kit

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