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For each BHIS ordered, 1 Goldner trichrome-stained slide and 1 unstained slide will be sent to the client. Hematoxylin and eosin-stained slides are sent to pathology for review. BHIRO / Bone Histomorphometry, Iron Stain and BHALU / Bone Histomorphometry, Aluminum Stain are available at an additional charge. Duplicate stained slides (BHDS / Bone Histomorphometry, Duplicate Slides) are available upon request at an additional charge.
Specimen Type: Bone
Preferred: Anterior iliac crest
Container/Tube: Metal-free container (T173)
Specimen Volume: Entire specimen
1. Fix specimen in 70% ethanol.
2. Quantitation of bone turnover requires 2 time-spaced tetracycline labels.
1. Consultation with a Mayo Medical Laboratories pathologist or endocrinologist/nephrologist is recommended for first-time users of this service. Written instructions are available upon request.
2. For more information, see Bone Histomorphometry Facts (T579) in Special Instructions.
Forms: Bone Histomorphometry: Patient Information (T352) in Special Instructions
Fixatives other than 70% alcohol or Decalcified bone