Updates and News

May 2, 2016
Systematic review presents current understanding of Small Fiber Neuropathy
The review, published in the May 2016 issue of Muscle & Nerve, provides a comprehensive evaluation of Small Fiber Neuropathy (SFN) research.

January 21, 2016
New study examines fixative solutions used in skin biopsy test for small fiber neuropathy
Therapath finalized a comparsion study of the most common fixation methods used in Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density. The study concludes that proper fixation technique is critical for test accuracy.

January 15, 2015
Therapath Neuropathology announces national Ophthalmic Pathology program
Therapath launches its national ophthalmic pathology program.  The Ocular Pathology Program at Therapath is designed to offer specialty ophthalmic pathology services to medical professionals locally and nationwide. 

December 16, 2014
Research finds nerve damage in patients with fibromyalgia
Recently, several studies have examined fibromyalgia patients for small fiber neuropathy using a skin biopsy test to determine Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD). The studies reported a decrease in ENFD in a subset of patients with fibromyalgia. 

August 16, 2014
New upper extremity standard biopsy sites for diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy
Therapath has established normative values for two upper limb body sites for Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) and Sweat Gland Nerve Fiber Density (SGNFD).  These new sites complement the existing standardized biopsy sites on the lower extremities.

Winter, 2014
Quality of Life and usefulness of skin biopsy in small fiber neuropathy (SFN)
Neuropathy Digest Volume IV. Selections include: Muscle cramps and SFN, metabolic syndrome and SFN, and fatigue in Gulf War veterans with autonomic neuropathy.

January 29, 2014
United Healthcare signs Therapath Neuropathology to National Agreement to provide specialty neuropathology services to United Healthcare Members
Under the agreement, Therapath will work directly with the United Healthcare physician network to handle and process the pathology specimens at a fraction of the cost of non-participating pathology laboratories. In addition, the transaction will improve the turn-around time of results for both the patients and physicians. 

Fall, 2012
Neuropathy and Fibromyalgia
Neuropathy Digest Volume III. Selections include: Reduced nerve fiber density in patients with fibromyalgia, and mononeuropathy in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Spring, 2012
POTS and Small Fiber Neuropathy
Neuropathy Digest Volume II. Selections include: POTS and reduced epidermal nerve fiber density (ENFD), and muscle cramps in diabetes.

Fall, 2011
Length vs Non-Length Dependent Small Fiber Neuropathy
Neuropathy Digest Volume I. Selections include: Length vs non-length dependent small fiber neuropathy, sweat gland nerve fiber density (SGNFD), and autoimmune autonomic neuropathy.