Name: Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
Test Name: Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
Health Link Test Code: Not orderable in Health Link
LIS Test Code: BONE
CPT Code(s): Not available
Bone marrow differential
Histologic diagnosis of hematologic and other disorders; ancillary studies performed as appropriate.
Days Performed: Mon-Fri, dayshift by appointment only. Call 263-8044 before collection.
Specimen: Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy
A CBC with Differential (includes platelet count) and reticulocyte count must be ordered in conjunction with bone marrow collection. Bone marrow samples are collected by a physician at the bedside and coverslip smears are prepared by the laboratory technologist.
Samples coming from clinic locations should be collected into balanced oxalate for morphologic assessment or directly smeared onto clean coverslips or slides from non-anticoagulated bone marrow (allowed to air dry - no fixatives, unstained). Collection in a lavendar (EDTA) tube is also acceptable. Refer to the individual tests for collection instructions for non-morphologic tests (eg. cytogenetics, flow cytometry, etc).
Unfixed slides are stable for 7 days
Sample Analyzed: Wright stained bone marrow aspirate coverslips
Transport specimen to laboratory as soon as possible.
A hematopathologist's written interpretive report is issued as a separate report.
A professional fee is associated with this test.