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Bone Marrow Exam  (BM)

Synonyms:  None listed
Specimen:  Blood; (2) Purple (EDTA) top vacutainer tubes. Bone Marrow Aspirate and Biopsy; 5 mL aspirate and 1 cm core of biopsy. Clean disposable petri dish with EDTA and B-Plus fixative in a plastic vial. In order to provide the highest quality smears and the most viable flow specimens, it is best if bone marrows are performed Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm. To schedule Outpatients, contact First Call at (864)512-2255.
                        Volume:  5 mL, 1 cm core of biopsy
Minimum Volume:  2 mL aspirate, 1 cm core of biopsy
Collection:  Slides should be made immediately after collection and specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible. Maintain specimens at room temperature.
Storage:  Room temperature
Rejection Criteria:  Improper labeling.
Reference Range:  Interpretation by pathologist
Methodology:  Standard Histologic/Hematologic techniques
Test Use:  Evaluate bone marrow morphology, cellularity and iron studies. Establish presence of malignancies.
Additional Information: 
Testing Includes:  This test initiates charge for collection. Additional charges will result dependent upon necessary work required.
Testing Facility:  AnMed Health Laboratory