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Method for Sending Muscle or Nerve Biopsy

1. Please notify the Neuromuscular Pathology Office ON THE DAY you plan to send a biopsy at 303-724-4346. We are available to receive specimens between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. After hours specimen can be delivered to Gross Room drop off. We do not accept Saturday and Sunday deliveries.

2. Providers have a couple of options for sending biopsy.  For the best result, we prefer same day delivery. If this is not possible, please keep biopsy in the refrigerator overnight & courier to us the next morning. Another option is to send the biopsy via FedEx overnight to be arrive the following morning.

Courier Service Delivery Address:FedEx Overnight Delivery Address:
University of Colorado Hospital – AIP
Surgical Pathology - Gross Room Drop-off
12605 E. 16th Ave.
3rd Floor, Window 3.124
Aurora, CO 80045
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Attn: CU Neuromuscular Pathology Lab
12700 East 19th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045

3. Please provide a clinical question and enclose a clinical summary, information about history and clinical, electrophysiological and laboratory evaluations to help us more fully evaluate the patient's tissue.

4. Indicate who should receive the final report (referring physician, hospital, pathologist) along with a mailing address and telephone number. The full battery takes approximately 10 days of pathological staining to complete. 

5. University Hospital's policy has changed to bill patient's insurance directly. Please ensure that you have the patient insurance, demographics, and specimen submission form to accompany the muscle/nerve biopsy.

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