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Why choose an autopsy for Alzheimer’s disease:  If you have a question about Alzheimer’s disease in your loved one, you may wish to request a “brain only” autopsy for Alzheimer’s disease. The “brain only” autopsy will assess for Alzheimer’s disease as well as strokes and some other diseases of the brain.

Please note:  a brain only autopsy will not provide you with the cause of death – just an evaluation of the brain.  If you also have other questions about your loved one’s health, you may wish to request a complete autopsy that also includes testing for Alzheimer’s disease.
 

What is done: An autopsy for Alzheimer’s disease consists of:

  • A complete evaluation of the outside of the body
  • A complete evaluation of the brain and internal structures of the head
  • Laboratory testing on brain tissue specifically for Alzheimer’s disease

 

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If you are looking to confirm the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in your loved one, please call us at 1-855-8-AUTOPSY.