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Bone Marrow Morphology Evaluation


CPT Code: 85097, 88311, 88342, 88305

Specimen Type, Preferred:
Bone marrow core
Bone marrow clot
Bone marrow aspirate smears
Specimen Type, Alternate:
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
1 block
5 slides for core or clot
2 slides from aspirate
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
1 Block
5 slides for core or clot
2 slides for aspirate
Transport Container:
Core or clot - 10% Neutral buffered formalin jar
Paraffin block: Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue
Unstained slides
Transport Temperature:
Room temperature
Collection Instructions:
Block and slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.
Slides should be positively charged and cut at 3-4 microns thick.
Tissue should be placed in 10% Neutral Buffered Formalin. Fixative volume should be 20 times greater than tissue volume. Containers must be labeled with the patient's name, date of birth and name and origin of specimen and accompanied by the specimen requisition.
Please indicate the time of fixation. In event of a DRY TAP (no aspirate smears) submit two touch imprints.
Specimen Stability:
Room temperature: Indefinite
Rejection Criteria:
Clinical Significance:
Morphologic evaluation
Turnaround Time:
2 day(s)
Reference Ranges: