Nerve Biopsies

A nerve biopsy must be sent fresh to the Department of Pathology with accompanying pertinent clinical history. A nerve biopsy must be scheduled with the Department of Pathology at least one day prior to collection. Biopsies can only be scheduled Monday-Wednesday between 7:30am-2:30pm due to specimen processing requirements for Mayo Clinic. Once the biopsy is obtained, it should immediately be sent fresh to the Department of Pathology with accompanying pertinent clinical history. Tissue will be processed prior to shipment according to Mayo Clinic requirements and subsequently sent for further processing and all pathologic analysis at Mayo Clinic at the following address:

Mayo Medical Laboratories
Attn: Nerve biopsy enclosed
3050 Superior Drive NW
Rochester, MN 55901