Neuropathology

Faculty

Peter Nelson, MD
Director of Neuropathology

Janna Neltner, MD
Dianne Wilson, MD

FORMS

Procedure for Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Biopsies (pdf) 
Neuropathology Request Form (pdf) 

Fax completed forms to the following fax numbers: (859) 257-6838 and (859) 257-5074.

MUSCLE PROCESSING

Routine processing includes preparation of cryostat sections of snap-frozen tissue stained with:

  • Hematoxylin-eosin
  • Modified Gomori trichrome
  • Periodic acid-Schiff
  • Oil red O
  • NADH-TR
  • ATPase (pH 9.4)

When clinically or pathologically indicated, supplemental histochemical and immunohistochemical stains are available in the evaluation of:

  • Metabolic disorder
  • Inflammatory disorders

We also coordinate referral to appropriate reference laboratories for quantitative enzymatic or protein analysis for pertinent disorders (e.g., glycogen or lipid storage diseases; Duchenne muscular dystrophy).

PERIPHERAL NERVE PROCESSING

Routine processing includes preparation of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded sections stained with:

  • hematoxylin-eosin
  • Gomori trichrome
  • luxol-fast-blue (myelin)
  • Garvey (axons)

When clinically or pathologically indicated, ancillary histochemical and immunohistochemical stains are available (e.g., inflammatory neuropathies).

Lab phone: (859) 257-1822
Fax: (859) 257-6838

RESULTS

Reports are relayed by phone and/or fax to the submitting physician in advance of a mailed report.

For further questions, or to schedule a biopsy for processing, please call:

Histology: (859) 257-1822
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine: (859) 323-5425

Please call UKMD's at (859) 257-6845 or (800) 888-5533 if you are unable to reach someone at the above numbers or after normal business hours.