Bone Marrow Aspirate, Morphology

Abbrev Code:CBM   
Order Code:LAB6Order Name:Bone Marrow Biopsy
Sunquest Code (non-Epic sites):COPATH  
Synonyms:Bone Marrow Aspirate
CPT Codes: 85097 x1, 85097-26 x1, 85060 x1, 85097 x1
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
Container:Purple (EDTA), Microscope slides
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  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale)


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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