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Many commercial labs allow shipment of biopsies in aqueous-based fixatives. Up to 40% of these biopsies freeze in shipment, resulting in freezing damage artifact and substantial loss of nerve fibers.

Losing nerve fibers may lead to a false diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy.

FinalFix is a proprietary formula specifically formulated to eliminate shipping damage during shipment.

Benefits of FinalFix

Benefits of FinalFix include:

  • Protect your patient samples
  • A solution that fixes & cryoprotects samples in ONE easy step
  • Same day shipping without compromising sample quality

Neuropathy

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Normal - Frozen in fix*

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No nerve fiber loss

Normal - Frozen in FinalFix**

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Our laboratory fixative, tested over time, allows centers to safely ship biopsies in fixative, without freezing damage artifact.

cap-accredited

CONTACT US

Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory
Department of Neurology
University of Utah Health
175 N. Medical Drive East, Rm 3335
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm MT
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Holidays Closed: New Year’s Day (Observed 12/31/21), Martin Luther King Jr. Day (01/17/22), Presidents’ Day (02/21/22), Memorial Day (05/30/22), Independence Day (07/04/22), Pioneer Day (07/25/22), Labor Day (09/05/22), Thanksgiving Day (11/25/21), Day after Thanksgiving (11/26/21), Christmas Day (12/24/21), University Closure Days (12/27/21–12/30/21)

Phone: 801-585-2461
Fax: 801-213-0861
Email: biopsy@hsc.utah.edu

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