Hematologic Disorders, DNA/RNA Extract and Hold, Bone Marrow
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of draw. Draw and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible.
Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 2 mL
1. Invert several times to mix bone marrow.
2. Send specimen in original tube.
1. Date of draw is required.
2. To request molecular testing from the Molecular Hematopathology Laboratory, call 800-533-1710. Additional charges will be assessed for testing performed.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Hematopathology/Cytogenetics Test Request Form (T726) with the specimen (www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/hematopathology-request-form.pdf).
Mild OK; Gross reject
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Bone Marrow||Ambient (preferred)||72 hours|