BHIS - Overview: Bone Histomorphometry, Gross Microscopic Exam

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: BHIS    
Bone Histomorphometry, Gross Microscopic Exam

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Undetermined metabolic bone disease


Renal osteodystrophy






Paget's disease


Assessing effects of therapy


Identification of some disorders of the hematopoietic system


Aluminum toxicity


Presence of iron in the bone

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations 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.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test


NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Bone Histomorph, Gross Micro Exam

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Al (Aluminum) Stain
Aluminum (Al) Stain
Toluidine Blue
Histomorphometry, Bone
Bone Histomorphometry (always order BHIS)