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

24 Hour Emergency & Specialty

Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital

Latham, NY 12110
518.785.1094

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IVG MetroWest

Natick, MA 01760
508.319.2117

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Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital

Woburn, MA 01801
781.932.5802

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Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.433.0056

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SAVES

Lebanon, NH 03766
603.306.0007

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General Practice, Emergency & Specialty

Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905

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