SLUCare's Department of Pathology provides state-of-the art muscle biopsy diagnostic services for patients with suspected inflammatory or noninflammatory and congenital myopathies, degenerative disorders, dystrophies or neuropathies. Muscle biopsies can be evaluated along with peripheral nerve biopsies.
Our muscle biopsy service offers:
Biopsy tissue can be sent to other reference labs for additional biochemical testing, as approved by the patient's insurance carrier and/or referring pathology department.
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Department of Pathology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
1402 S. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Please call the laboratory to make arrangements for weekend or after-hours biopsy delivery. Our hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. We are closed weekends, holidays and SLUCare holidays.
Reports are available online or can be faxed to the doctor's office. If requested, results can be called in to the physician.
The muscle biopsy referral service maintains a competitive fee structure. For specific charges, call Marcia Weis at (314) 577-8475.
For More Information
For questions or information regarding services, contact Dr. Carole Vogler at (314) 577-8475.