Bone Marrow Biopsy
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 marrow, fixed marrow core
Container/Tube: Bone marrow container with saline
Specimen Volume: Entire specimen
Collection Instructions: Fix specimen in formalin for 1 to 2 hours.
1. A pathology/diagnostic report and a brief history are required.
2. When ordering this test, 5434 Hematopathology Consultation must be ordered on the same order.
3. See Laboratory Screening Tests for Suspected Multiple Myeloma in Special Instructions.
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Bone marrow core
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.