Post mortem examination

To confirm the diagnosis of clinically suspected CJD, especially in cases in which the diagnosis is unclear, apostmortem examination is recommended. An institute of pathology located near the place where the patient died will perform the autopsy, but to allow a CJD-specific analysis, brain tissue will be sent to the neuropathological Centre for Neuropathology and Prionresearch in Munich, Institue of Neuropathology Hamburg-Eppendorf or the Department of Neuropathology Göttingen.

We therefore request you to contact us in order for us to be able to take the necessary steps.


NRZ TSE Göttingen: 0551 - 39-66636, 0551 - 39-8955
ZNP Munich: 089 - 2180-78345
UKE Hamburg: 040 - 7410 - 52218