Therapath Neuropathology

Muscle and Nerve Pathology

Therapath provides complete analysis of skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve biopsies. We accept samples Monday through Saturday.

Our technical and professional services include histopathology, enzyme histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy.

Muscle biopsy manual

Nerve biopsy manual

Convenient muscle and nerve pathology

Collection kits include coolers, fixatives, cold-packs, requisition forms, and prepaid shipping labels. No snap freezing is required.

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Muscle pathology overview
Muscle biopsy is an established and widely used test that is routinely requested by Neurologists, Rheumatologists, Pediatricians and other physicians during the evaluation of patients with a neuromuscular disorder. In particular, a muscle biopsy is indicated in patients with suspected skeletal muscle disease who present with unexplained weakness, muscle cramps or pain, elevated CPK levels, or myoglobinuria…

Nerve pathology overview
Nerve biopsy can identify potentially treatable causes of neuropathy, such as vasculitis, atypical CIDP, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, lymphomatosis, or leprosy, when other tests fail to diagnose these conditions. Given that it is an invasive test, however, a nerve biopsy is usually only recommended when the neuropathy is progressive, threatens to become debilitating, and other tests fail to identify a cause…