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Test Code NERBX Nerve Biopsy

Specimen Required

Peripheral nerve

Special Handling Instructions

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

Specimen Volume

Minimum 3cm segment

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

CPT Code

88305, 88313, 88341, 88342