This is a specialised neuropathological investigation not offered at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.
There is a neuropathology service at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. It is best to send the patient to Plymouth for the biopsy.
Alternatively if the biopsy has to be undertaken at the RD&E please liaise directly with Plymouth Neuropathology Department and make your own arrangements for transporting the specimen fresh to Derriford.
To contact Derriford Neuropathology Telephone switch on 01752 777111 and ask for extension 54408Specimen Labelling Procedure