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Epic Test Name CHROMOSOME ANALYSIS BONE MARROW
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Synonyms Cytogenetics, Bone Marrow
Karyotype, Bone Marrow
Description Cytogenetic analysis of unstimulated bone marrow cells to assess for the presence of neoplastic clones.
Specimen Requirements 
Container Dark green (sodium heparin) collection tube for bone marrow
Specimen Type Bone marrow
Preferred Collection Volume 2 mL
Minimum Collection Volume
Collection Instructions Deliver to lab at room temperature within 24 hrs. If collected over the weekend, call the laboratory to make arrangements for specimen delivery. May be refrigerated if not transported immediately.
Specimen Handling Deliver to lab at room temperature within 24 hrs. If collected over the weekend, call the laboratory to make arrangements for specimen delivery. May be refrigerated if not transported immediately.
Rejection Criteria Frozen, clotted, hemolyzed or grossly contaminated specimens. Incorrect anticoagulant used.
Methodology Cells are harvested from two or more unstimulated cultures. Twenty metaphase spreads are fully analyzed and two karyotypes are prepared. If abnormalities are found, at least two karyotypes are prepared for each abnormal clone.
Reference Range See interpretive report.
CPT Code(s) 88237, 88262, 88291
More than 20 cells counted: add 88285
More than 2 karyotypes: add 88280
Fewer than 15 cells counted: 88237, 88261, 88280, 88285, 88291
No cells available for analysis, or study cancelled after initiation of culture: 88237
Department Cytogenetics
Contact Information Cytogenetics Lab: (214) 648-0975, Customer Service:(214 ) 645-7057 or Toll Free (877) 887-8136
Turn Around Time7-10 days
Performed Sunday - Saturday
Performed by Cytogenetics
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Notes Oncologic diagnosis (suspected or confirmed) must be provided. FISH may be ordered with or without chromosome study by ordering CHROMOSOME CANCER in Epic and following order entry questions.
Updated/Reviewed 12/12/2016


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