Neuromuscular Laboratory

Neuromuscular Laboratory

As a fully accredited College of American Pathologists (CAP) neuromuscular laboratory, we offer a wide range of consultation services.  We employ a broad histochemical panel, and immunoperoxidase and immunofluorescent stains for evaluation of neuromuscular diseases. Ultrastructural analysis of muscle and peripheral nerve specimens can be performed in selected cases at our electron microscopy (EM) laboratory.  

Our consultation service is growing with over 170 neuromuscular  specimens processed a year. In addition to serving patients at Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), muscle and nerve tissue are received for consultation from local and regional Midwest hospitals and laboratories.

Consultative reports are generated by Dr. Michael Punsoni to assist with the diagnostic workup of diseases such as inflammatory myopathy, storage disease, muscular dystrophy, vasculitis, and neuropathy. Preliminary reports are generally available by phone in few days, and formal reports are usually ready within five to seven days in most cases. Our experienced medical staff is always available for personal consultation for directing essential testing and services. Detailed instructions for handling muscle and nerve tissue samples can be faxed upon request by calling 402-552-3132, or can be downloaded from this website.