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Neurosurgical transmittals & tumor samples

It is possible to send us tissue for a rating/evaluation of neurosurgical transmittals including CNS tumors.


Muscle biopsies

Nerve biopsies

Clinical findings are an important basis for the neuropathological diagnosis of nerve biopsies. Therefore, please include a short medical report with each biopsy.

Dermal biopsies

It is absolutely necessary to follow standardized procedures for dermal biopsy collection and fixation when wishing to analyze small sensory dermal nerves and to evaluate nerve fiber density (e.g. with suspicion of small fiber neuropathy). Local anesthesia should not be undertaken with Chloraethyl spray.

CSF cytology

Please note the following references for the collection and sending of CSF samples.


Laboratory hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Please contact us directly by telephone before sending muscle, nerve or skin biospies:

t: +49 30 450 536 038

t: +49 30 450 536 042

For muscle, nerve and skin biospies:
t: +49 30 450 536 073
OA Prof. Dr. Stenzel

For neurosurgical material:
t: +49 30 450 536 479
Ltd. OA PD Dr. Koch