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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Muscle Biopsy

Recent changes for Muscle Biopsy

Date
Field
Changed From
Changed To
14th May 2019
Preferred Container Type

Not required

Sterile Jar

Collection & Request Instructions

Please contact the laboratory in advance to ensure a muscle biopsy kit is readily available for collection.

Collection is as per kit instructions.

Note: This is an URGENT send out test.

Laboratory hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

 

Note: This is an URGENT send out test.

Laboratory hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

 

Processing Instructions

Call the Victorian Neuromuscular Laboratory for kits.

Contact: 9076 5448

Kits are to be stored in the fridge.

Prior to giving the kit to theatre staff, add 2mls of concentrated glutaraldehyde into 18mls of cacodylate buffer (red top container).

 

Notify the Victorian Neuromuscular Laboratory.

Contact: 9076 5448

 

External Transport Instructions

This is an URGENT send out test.

 

Place the specimen in an esky with ice cubes and dispatch immediately.

Method

Call taxi from the lab. Fill out cab voucher logbook.

Send to: Victorian neuromuscular Laboratory Service (VNLS), Alfred Pathology Service, Ground Floor, main Ward Block, Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004.

Contact: 9076 3150

 

Send to: Victorian Neuromuscular Laboratory Service (VNLS), Alfred Pathology Service, Ground Floor, Main Ward Block, Commercial Road, Melbourne VIC 3004. Contact: 9076 3150

 

Muscle Biopsy

Ordering information:

Cerner Orderable: Muscle Biopsy.

See attached instructions.https://pathology.easternhealth.org.au/handbook/downloads/anatomical-pathology/Muscle%20biopsy%20procedure.pdf

Laboratory:
Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:
HMBX
Specimen types:
Biopsy
Container types:
Sterile JarSterile Jar
Collection Instructions:

Note: This is an URGENT send out test.

Laboratory hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

 

Result Turnaround Time:
7 days
Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE PREFERRED ORDER OF DRAW