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Test Code BM Bone Marrow Request, Biopsy and Aspiration Assistance, LAB2320

Methodology

Needle Aspiration and Biopsy

Note: Charge for assisting physician with bone marrow needle aspiration and biopsy.

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Approximately 1 mL of blood and bone spicules from bone marrow and a core biopsy.

Slides are immediately made from blood specimen and remaining blood and core biopsy are put into Z-5 fixative if processed that day, or formalin if processed the next day.
Note: Patient must lie on his/her back for 30 minutes following procedure to keep pressure on puncture site.

Reference Values

See pathology report

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday (days only)

Test Classification and CPT Coding

Not applicable