Histopathology

SR NOTESTTEST COMPONENTSMETHODSPECIMEN/TRANSPORTTATCLINICAL APPLICATIONS
1Nerve and muscle biopsies-Routine histopathology
After co-relation with CPK, EMG and clinical findings
Formalin fixed tissue24 to 48 hrsHelps differentiating inflammatory v/s non inflammatory myopathy and vasculitis
Orinfective pathology if present
2Special stains-Manual
PAS stain for fungal elements
ZN stain for acid fast bacilli
Lepra stain for lepra bacilli
Formalin fixed tissue24 to 48 hrsHelps confirm or rule out infective pathology
3Immunohistochemistry studyBrain tumorA) CNS tumors:
- GFAP
- Synaptophysin
- NSE
- Chromogranin
- CD 99
Formalin fixed tissue/ Paraffin block3-4 days