Chromosome Analysis, Bone Marrow
Time SensitiveTime Sensitive
Oncology Test Request Form Recommended (ARUP form #43099)Oncology Test Request Form Recommended (ARUP form #43099)
Ordering Recommendation
Diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of hematopoietic neoplasms.
Giemsa Band
3-10 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Non-diluted bone marrow aspirate. Collect in a heparinized syringe.  
Specimen Preparation
Do not freeze or expose to extreme temperatures. Transfer 3 mL bone marrow to a green (sodium heparin). (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Room temperature.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Frozen specimens. Clotted specimens.  
Although bone marrow is the recommended specimen type for hematological disorder studies, blood can be substituted if bone marrow cannot be obtained. Refer to Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood (ARUP test code 2002290). This test must be ordered using Oncology test request form #43099 or through your ARUP interface.  
Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
By report
Interpretive Data
These studies involve culturing of living cells; therefore, turnaround times given represent average times which are subject to multiple variables. After specimen receipt, results are generally available in an average of 10 days.

A processing fee will be charged if this procedure is canceled at the client's request, after the test has been set up, or if the specimen integrity is inadequate to allow culture growth.
CPT Code(s)
88237; 88264; 88291
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0097605Chromosome Analysis, Bone Marrow
2002200EER Chromosome Analysis Bone Marrow
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Cross References
  • Bone marrow karyotype
  • Hematologic Chromosome Analysis
  • Karyotype