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Please note that beginning January 1, 2015, the Comparative Neuromuscular Laboratory will be increasing the price of all tests. As in past years, we have made every effort to avoid rate increases even as the price of laboratory supplies, reagents and labor costs have increased. For 2015, however, we must raise all prices by 8% due to additional overhead charges imposed on us by UCSD.


Turnaround time:
Generally 5-7 working days from receipt of the sample. Turnaround time varies from 5-21 days depending on the requested test (see sample submissions form) and does not include the time necessary for shipping.

Test Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation of a test request must be must be made within 24 hours of receipt of sample and before specimen testing has started. We regret that a cancellation request received after testing has started or after the test result has been reported cannot be honored.

  • Adding a Test on the Same Specimen:
    Provided that an adequate quantity of a specimen is available, additional tests may be requested on a specimen within one month of specimen receipt. Each additional request will be billed to the appropriate party.  Any additions to samples submitted via Antech, Idexx, or other reference laboratory must be made by the submitting laboratory.

  • Cancelling or Revising a Test Request:
    Please complete the Test Cancellation Request Form (.pdf) and submit to the laboratory via email (musclelab@ucsd.edu) or fax (858-534-0391).  If you have any questions, please contact the Comparative Neuromuscular Laboratory at 858-534-1537. After 24 hours, requests for cancellation will be handled on a case-by-case basis.