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Test Code NERBX Nerve Biopsy

Specimen Required

Peripheral nerve

Specimen Volume

Minimum 3cm segment

Special Handling Instructions

Stretch on dry sterile tongue depressor, then wrap in saline soaked gauze.

Transport Temperature

On Ice.

Specimen Stability

Transport specimen to the EM laboratory within 2 hours

Reasons for Rejection

Mishandling of specimen during collection and processing, such as frozen, dried out, or exposed to extreme heat. 

Turnaround Time

3-5 days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Mon-Fri, 8AM- 1:00 PM; not available on weekends or holidays

CPT Codes

88305, 88313, 88341, 88342