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Nerve Biopsy, Histo/Path

Clinical System Name

Surgical Pathology Final Report


Sural nerve


Peripheral nerve is examined for pathology that can lead to clinical symptoms of pain, weakness, atrophy, contractures, etc. 

Sample Requirements

Specimen:  Tissue

Container(s):  Sterile Specimen Container

Preferred Vol:  n/a

Minimum Vol:  n/a


Note:  A 1 cm length of nerve should be obtained with minimal trauma.  The sample should then be placed on a moistened Telfa pad and transported to Lab or Histology (OC.8.901) immediately.   Contact Histology (206) 987-2580 or Pathology (206) 987-2103 or page the Pathologist on call (206) 987-2131 when specimen is sent.


A completed surgical pathology request form including hospital number, name, date of birth, date of procedure, pre-op diagnosis, clinical history, ordering physician, and any other pertinent information must be submitted with the specimen.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: na

Spin:  N

Aliquot:  N

Temp: RT

Note:  Notify Histology immediately when specimen arrives in Lab.  Contact on-call pathologist (206) 987-2131 if Histology is unavailable. 


Off-site collectionNot available


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Tissue Room temp 10 min
  Refrigerated N
  Frozen N



STAT Performed TAT
  M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1 week


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory  


Department:  Histology

Phone Number: (206) 987-2580; for results inquiries call (206) 987-2103.




Method: Varies; routine formalin fixation with paraffin embedding and standard sectioning; possible addition of frozen section histochemistry and electron microscopic examination (send out).

Analytical Volume:  n/a

CPT Codes

CPT codes will vary depending on tests performed.  Call Client Services for more information (206) 987-2617.


Surgical pathology requisition required.