Bone Marrow White Blood Count


Sunquest Code:MWBC  
Epic Code:LAB3039Epic Name:WBC Bone Marrow
Synonyms:WBC; Bone Marrow WBC
CPT Code:85048
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Heparinized Bone Marrow
Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.3 mL; do not fill microcontainer with more than 0.5 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Purple (EDTA))
Collection Instructions:Immediately mix specimen 10 times by gentle inversion and deliver to laboratory.
Causes for Rejection:Clotted specimen.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Deliver immediately to laboratory.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (UMMC-East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)


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