Bone Marrow White Blood Count

Abbrev Code:MWBC   
Order Code:LAB3039Order Name:WBC Bone Marrow
Synonyms:WBC; Bone Marrow WBC
CPT Codes: 85048 x1
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)
Alternate Containers: 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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