Discussion in 'ME/CFS Doctors' started by phillybadboy, Mar 23, 2012.
anyone know one? willing to travel out of state
What does the biopsy find, does it look at muscle Facia?
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not sure what you mean, i guess the whole thing (muscle) everything
I am curious aswell... What exactly is this muscle biopsy about?!
A muscle biopsy may be done to identify or detect:
Diseases of the connective tissue and blood vessels (such as polyarteritis nodosa)
Infections that affect the muscles (such as trichinosis or toxoplasmosis)
Muscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy or congenital myopathy
Metabolic defects of the muscle
I think you are probably having it done to identify metabolic defects, perhaps an energy deficiency caused by a problem in the mitochondria (these are the energy factories of the cell).
I am looking to see if I can have one done since I have some obvious problems with my mitochondria. As far as I know, it is done by a needle biopsy and looked at by electron microscopy.
I think they are most ordered by neurologists, if you have a neuro.
If you would like to get a biopsy to check for mitochonrial problems, my understanding is that they will show genetic or inherited problems but not the type that ME patients have -- which are usually acquired. For that you would do better with something like the Acumen Labs testing in the UK.
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