Special Procedures

For submission of muscle and nerve biopsies, see under ‘Services>specimen submission’. For optimal handling, please notify the Department of Pathology at Cottage at least the day before these procedures are scheduled, to allow for proper acquisition of materials.

Submission of specimens for research protocol, such as hematologic malignancies or high-grade gliomas sent to UCLA, will be submitted according to specific instructions provided to the Department. New protocols must be approved prior to specimen submission, including IRB approval if required. Our Department is open to cooperating with researchers for a variety of source, be they at the Hospital or UCSB. Simply contact us and we will generally be able to accommodate you.