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