Muscle & Nerve Biopsy

This service is available at:
Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Biopsies of muscles and nerves may be taken as part of the diagnostic testing process for animals with neuromuscular weakness.

Small pieces of muscle, or a small section of nerve, are surgically removed and submitted to a laboratory with the capability of performing a series of particular tests to help determine the cause of the disease.

Examples of diseases that may require nerve or muscle biopsy include:

  • Masticatory Muscle Myositis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neospora or Toxoplasma Muscle Infection
  • Chronic Relapsing Polyneuropathy of Cats
  • Lymphoma of the Peripheral Nervous System

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