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Test ID: HFH    
Hematologic Disorders, Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) Hold, Bone Marrow or Peripheral Blood

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Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

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.

Provide a reason for referral with each specimen and bone marrow pathology report (if available). The laboratory will not reject testing if this information is not provided, but appropriate testing and interpretation may be compromised or delayed.

 

Advise Express Mail or equivalent if not sent via courier service.

 

Specimen Type: Bone Marrow

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 2-3 mL

Collection Instructions: 

1. It is preferable to send the first aspirate from the bone marrow collection.

2. Invert several times to mix bone marrow.

3. Other anticoagulants are not recommended and are harmful to the viability of the cells.

 

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: Green top (sodium heparin)

Specimen Volume: 5-10 mL

Collection Instructions: 

1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Other anticoagulants are not recommended and are harmful to the viability of the cells.

 

Note: The Hematologic Disorders, Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) Hold, Bone Marrow or Peripheral Blood test does not apply to the Plasma Cell Proliferative Disorder (PCPD), FISH (FPCPD) assay.

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

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

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
VariesAmbient (preferred)
 Refrigerated