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Nerve Biopsy

Ordering information:

Cerner orderable: Nerve Biopsy.

Please call the laboratory on 9895 3477 to obtain a Nerve Biopsy Kit.

Anatomical Pathology
Test Code:
Specimen types:
Container types:
Not required
Collection Instructions:

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

Collection is as per kit instructions.

Note: This is an URGENT send out test and must arrive at the Alfred hospital before 4.00pm Mon-Fri.

EH Lab hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.

Result Turnaround Time:
3 weeks
Laboratory Use Only
Storage Instructions:

Call the Victorian Neuromuscular Laboratory for kits.

Contact: 9076 3150. Kits are to be stored in the fridge.

Prior to giving the kit to theatre staff, add 1.4mls of concentrated glutaraldehyde into 12.6mls of cacodylate buffer.

Transport Instructions:

This is an URGENT send out test. Packing list PL_ALF.

Alfred Hospital courier - or King's courier if necessary (check with lab).

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

Laboratory Notes:

Contact: 9076 3150 and let them know it is coming.