Epidermal biopsies diagnosis

A small amount of skin may be removed and studied under a microscope to assist in diagnosis of peripheral nerve diseases.  This can be done in the office, after the skin is numbed.  The procedure is well tolerated, and the wound usually heals within a week.

Providence Peripheral Nerve Services provides patients access to expert clinical evaluations and treatments of neuromuscular diseases. This is carried out by a select group of dedicated physicians specialty-trained in the care of neuromuscular diseases.