Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology


Diagnostic procedures available for muscle biopsies include histological, histochemical, immunohistochemical (dystrophins, types 1, 2 & 3) and electron microscopic evaluations. These analysis are particularly helpful in differentiating:  

  • Inflammatory myopathies
  • Type-specific myopathies
  • Subtypes of muscular dystrophies
  • Congenital myopathies
  • Neurogenic muscle atrophy
  • Inclusion body myositis
  • Metabolic and mitochondrial disorders