Muscle and nerve diagnostic

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Muscle diagnostic

The methods of our Department for the diagnostic of congenital malformations and acquired diseases include examinations by electron and light microscopy as well as a broad range of immune- and enzyme histochemical techniques.

We also store frozen tissue for further biochemical and molecular pathological analyses, which can be done with cooperating laboratories in case we do not offer the respective analysis.

For an optimal muscle diagnostic, it is essential that you send us native (unfixed) tissue.  

Nerve diagnostic

The examination of nerve biopsies (mainly of the sural nerve) is done i.e. in the case of suspected inflammatory (vasculitis, neuritis) or toxic neuropathies, amyloidosis and hereditary neuropathies.

Within the diagnostic procedure, we use frozen tissue for the histological and immunohistochemical analyses. We further use resin-embedded tissue for the analyses of semi-thin sections and by electron microscopy.

For the optimal nerve diagnostic, it is essential that you send us native (unfixed) tissue. Please also note the Information for Senders on Nerve Biopsies.

Laboratory hours

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

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

Laboratory
t: +49 30 450 536 038

Office
t: +49 30 450 536 042
neuropathologie(at)charite.de

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