institut de myologie, myology, Pitié-Salpêtrière, paris

Centre of reference for diagnosis of NMD

In our capacity as a Centre of Expertise of Neuromuscular Pathology, we are asked to respond to requests from other centres in France and abroad.

We are frequently approached to:

  • give a second opinion about examinations already carried out elsewhere ; we regularly receive biopsy sections in cases of diagnosis difficulties (about sixty cases a year).
  • complete the analyses of muscle samples taken by other laboratories in Paris or the provinces. These samples are analysed using specialist techniques, not available in all laboratories.
  • help different French and foreign laboratories (by taking samples for research).