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Bone marrow smear, aspiration, and stain

Lab Section: 

Hematology Lab YSC campus

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB673

 

Synonyms: 

Bone Marrow Bone Marrow Stain

Methodology: 

Wright-Giemsa Stain

Schedule: 

Sun-Sat

Reported: 

24 hours

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Bone Marrow
Lavender top tube (EDTA) preferred, dark green top tube (sodium heparin) is acceptable
Transport: Delivered to Lab ASAP.
Handling: Hand delivered to lab. All documentation must be complete.
Unacceptable conditions: Clotted samples, anticoagulants other than EDTA (lavender top), however dark green top tube (sodium heparin) is acceptable

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: Smears processed for Flow Cytometry and Surgical Pathology

Clinical Indications: Evaluation of patients with suspected hematologic disorders.

Call 200-5227. Ask for the hematology lab for a bone marrow kit to be tubed to designated tube station on floor.

CPT Code(s): 

88313

Last Changed: 

8/17/2017 3:11 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/17/2017 3:11 PM