The Neuropathology Consultative Service specializes in the pathological evaluation and interpretation of patient specimens from the central and peripheral nervous systems and skeletal muscle.
The breadth of our staff’s expertise encompasses neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology with special expertise in brain tumors, epilepsy-related conditions, and neuromuscular diseases.
Primary services include the performance of intraoperative consultation (frozen sections), interpretation of biopsy and resection specimens, and evaluation of autopsied tissue. Our Nerve Biopsy and Muscle Biopsy Pathology Consultation Kits provide the necessary materials to ensure specimen integrity during shipment to our laboratories.
Turnaround for most pathology cases is within 48 hours.
Our staff is available for consultation during any stage of diagnosis or treatment.
Flexible Billing Options
Options include third-party and client billing that can be customized to your needs.
Concise, in-depth reports are available for each consultation.
Our staff members participate in interdisciplinary patient management conferences and promote the educational efforts of multiple Institutes and departments throughout Cleveland Clinic.
The Neuropathology Section supports the Neurological Institute, Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center, Center for Spine Health, Rheumatology Department, Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute (for pituitary lesions), Epilepsy Center, and the Neuromuscular Center.
Our pathologists play important roles in multicenter trials, extensive collaborative research efforts, and individual research projects, which primarily focus on tumors, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis.