Neuropathology

The Neuropathology Laboratory handles and processes skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve biopsies, and also receives neurosurgical and autopsy neuropathology consultation material, including examination of submitted brain for neuropathological study. The laboratory handles and processes skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve biopsies, and also receives neurosurgical and autopsy neuropathology consultation material, including examination of submitted brain for neuropathological study.

For all submitted material from outside hospitals, a pathology report and a bill for consultation services will be mailed to the Director of the Laboratory of the referring hospital. A copy of the report will also be mailed to the physician identified as responsible for requesting the procedure. Reports can also be faxed, to insure prompt delivery of information. For muscle and nerve biopsies, a set of microscopical slides from each biopsy will also be mailed to the Director of the Laboratory of the referring hospital.

Separate links are provided for the following:
Address of the Laboratory and telephone numbers.
Instructions for referring hospitals and for couriers, for muscle and nerve biopsies.
Biopsy request form to be included with sent specimen, MANDATORY!
Instructions for performing, handling and sending skeletal muscle biopsies.
Instructions for performing, handling and sending peripheral nerve biopsies
Stains and histochemical procedures (work up) available for skeletal muscle biopsies.

Contact
Dr. Leroy R. Sharer
sharer@njms.rutgers.edu

Dr. Ada Baisre
baisread@njms.rutgers.edu