Neuropathology

FACULTY
Peter Nelson, MD
Director of Neuropathology

Janna Neltner, MD
Dianne Wilson, MD

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).

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 if you are unable to reach someone at the above numbers or after normal business hours.