Test Overview
Test Usage

Skeletal muscle biopsy is performed to evaluate symptoms that may be due to inflammatory, autoimmune, metabolic, degenerative, or inheritable causes.

Reference Range *

Interpretive report provided.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Specimens should be shipped to arrive Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM, excluding observed Michigan Medicine holidays.
Analytic Time

48 hrs - 3 weeks

  • Consult
  • Surgical
Anatomic Pathology
Surgical Pathology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Michigan Medicine Laboratories (MLabs) requires that clients are trained regarding specimen submission procedures prior to accepting referrals of muscle biopsy specimens.
• Contact MLabs Client Services at 800-862-7284 to schedule training.
• Please notify MLabs Client Services prior to sending a muscle biopsy specimen.
• Muscle biopsy collection kits are available from MLabs and will be required in advance of the procedure.
See https://mlabs.umich.edu/MuscleBiopsy for additional information.