Therapath Neuropathology

Updates and News

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

POTS and Small Fiber Neuropathy

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

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.