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Test ID: EXHBM    
Hematologic Disorders, DNA/RNA Extract and Hold, Bone Marrow

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Bone Marrow

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. Send specimen Sunday through Thursday only. Draw and package specimen as close to shipping time as possible.

 

Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Lavender top (EDTA)

Acceptable: ACD

Specimen Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Invert several times to mix bone marrow.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Additional Information:

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.

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Paraffin-embedded material

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Bone MarrowAmbient (preferred)72 hours
 Refrigerated 72 hours