Bone Marrow Aspirate, Morphology


Sunquest Code:BMSPHCoPath Code:MARR
Epic Code:LAB6Epic Name:Marrow Exam (Epic)
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):COPATH  
Synonyms:Bone Marrow Aspirate
Methodology:Microscopic
CPT Code:85097, 85097-26, 85060, 85097
Test Includes:Examination of bone marrow aspirate and peripheral blood smears. Does not include trephine biopsy.
Turnaround Time:Preliminary results are available in 24 hours, final results are reported within 48 hours.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood and bone marrow
Collection Instructions:When bone marrow has been processed: Provide 4-6 unstained direct smears and concentrates, and 4-6 unstained blood smears (prepared from fresh blood or EDTA sample). When bone marrow has not been processed: Provide 1-2 mL bone marrow in EDTA, 4-6 unstained direct smears, and 4-6 unstained blood smears (prepared from fresh blood or EDTA sample).


Processing and Shipping

Shipping Instructions:Ship slides in protective slide holder at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematopathology  (UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Interpretive report by hematopathologist or pathologist.
Use:Evaluation of patients with suspected disorders of the hematopoietic system including all forms of leukemia, anemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Also used for investigation of patients with metastatic malignancies and inherited metabolic disorders.


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