Cytogenetics, Bone Marrow
Karyotype, Bone Marrow
Chromosome Analysis, Bone Marrow for Malignancy
GENERIC CYTOGENETICS TEST
TISSUE CULTURE-BONE MARROW
BONE MARROW-CHROMOSOME ANALYSI
Chromosome Analysis for Hematologic Disorders, Bone Marrow
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Unstimulated short term cell culture and chromosome analysis. Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) when indicated.
Identification of specific chromosomal abnormalities associated with hematologic disease. Bone Marrow specimens are most commonly sent as part of the evaluation of acute leukemia (lymphoid or myeloid), MDS, or myeloproliferative disorders including chronic myelogenous leukemia, in the latter case to look for a Philadelphia chromosome.
Interpretive report provided.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Specimen transport should be arranged so that the specimen is received by MLabs the same day it is collected. Call for a STAT courier if necessary. Collect bone marrow using aseptic technique. Place 1 - 5 mL bone marrow aspirate in a green top (sodium heparin) tube. Invert the tube several times to prevent clotting. Send at room temperature as soon as possible. Do not allow specimen to overheat or freeze. Clotted samples, samples containing <5 million dividing cells, and samples that are greater than 24 hours old are suboptimal.