Our dedicated Electron Microscopy Department allows the University of Florida Health Pathology Laboratories to be the frontrunner in diagnostics. We actively contribute to advancements in the field of muscle and nerve pathology, and to the education of tomorrow’s pathologists, neurologists, rheumatologists, and allied clinicians. We practice a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of nerve disorders. In addition to our evaluation of conventional histology and electron microscopy, we routinely utilize a quantitative panel of specialized immunohistochemical, cytogenetic and molecular techniques to provide the highest quality diagnostics in this competitive and everchanging field.
Nerve biopsies allow our neuropathologists to diagnose muscle and nerve disorders and actively support the neurology and hematology community at large by providing finely tuned, comprehensive diagnostics Our nerve kits are streamlined to provide a simplistic approach for our submitters, which in turn drop turnaround time and improve patient care. A nerve specimen kit is comprised of a single formalin container. Also included are prepaid FedEx return envelopes and labels, which include a Saturday delivery sticker for the occasional Friday send out. A requisition will be folded and placed on top of the specimen container.
Inside the kit. Please be sure to follow the included instructions and completely fill out the forms provided. The Submission requirements are as follows Place the nerve fragment into the provided formalin container, then seal inside the included biohazard bag. When the kit is received in the laboratory, the specimen containers and associated documents are crosschecked to ensure that the materials are labeled with two unique patient identifiers such as a name, date of birth, medical record number, and site. This is a requirement of the College of American Pathologists, the most stringent laboratory accreditation agency.