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Test ID: BHIS    
Bone Histomorphometry, Quantitative

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Undetermined metabolic bone disease


Renal osteodystrophy






Paget's disease


Assessing effects of therapy


Identification of some disorders of the hematopoietic system


Aluminum toxicity


Presence of iron in the bone

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

For each BHIS ordered, 1 Goldner trichrome-stained slide and 1 unstained slide will be sent to the client. BHIS / Bone Histomorphometry, Quantitative; BHAP / Bone Histomorphometry, Acid Phosphatase Stain; and BHIRO / Bone Histomorphometry, Iron Stain are available at an additional charge. Duplicate stained slides (BHDS / Bone Histomorphometry, Duplicate Slides) are available upon request at an additional charge.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test


NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Bone Histomorphometry, QN

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Al (Aluminum) Stain
Aluminum (Al) Stain
Hitomorphometry, Bone
Toluidine Blue
Bone Histomorphometry (always order BHIS quantitative)