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Adult Neuromuscular Service

The Division of Neuropathology receives approximately 150 muscle biopsies annually from adult patients and Prof Janice Holton is the lead Neuropathologist for the service which provides a routine diagnostic service and supports the mitochondrial disease and the McArdle’s disease NCG services based in the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. All cases are discussed with consultant neurologist colleagues at the weekly multidisciplinary team meeting and a record of the discussion is made available on the electronic patient record.

The peripheral nerve service is provided by Professor Sebastian Brandner and Dr Zane Jaunmuktane. We receive approximately 100 cases annually, including 30 referrals. All cases are discussed on weekly clinical meetings with the peripheral nerve team led by Professor Mary Reilly.

Referral forms and instructions: 

Muscle biopsy referral form (external)

Muscle biopsy referral form (internal)

Nerve biopsy referral form