Neuropathology Laboratory

Neurosurgical specimens, muscle biopsies, peripheral nerve biopsies and autopsy CNS material are processed by the Neuropathology Laboratory -2682. Dr. Ryan Mott is responsible for the coverage of this laboratory and is available to answer any questions.

Muscle Biopsies are processed by the Neuropathology Laboratory.

Special attention is needed as all biopsies (fresh, not fixed) must be rapid-frozen within 1/2 hour after excision. Biopsies must be in the laboratory by 3:00 PM. The Neuropathology lab technicians should be notified that a biopsy is scheduled.

Call -2682 to arrange to have the fresh specimen picked up.

The revised AP/Surgical Pathology Request Form is available online in Adobe® Acrobat® format ( files). They can be completed onscreen and printed out, or they can be printed out blank and completed by hand.

Note: For patients not seen at The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc., the Pathology Laboratory or clinic providing the case material will be billed unless patient's billing information is clearly indicated on the request form.

  • A separate, completed and signed AP/Surgical Pathology Request Form must be submitted with each patient's specimens. Specimens will be delayed or rejected if proper paperwork is not completed appropriately.
  • Each specimen container (not lid) must be identified with a label bearing at least the patient's full name, unit number and account number.
  • All specimens are to be placed in 10% neutral buffered formalin in appropriate sized containers. The volume of the formalin should be 10-20 times that of the specimen.