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Oncology Test Request Form Recommended (ARUP form #43099)
Ordering Recommendation

Use for diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of hematopoietic neoplasms.

Mnemonic
CHR BM
Methodology

Giemsa Band

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

3-10 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Nondiluted 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.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

These studies involve culturing of living cells; therefore, turnaround times given represent average times, which are subject to multiple variables.
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.

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.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

88237; 88264; 88291

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0097605 Chromosome Analysis, Bone Marrow 50659-2
2002200 EER Chromosome Analysis Bone Marrow 50659-2
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Aliases
  • Bone marrow karyotype
  • Hematologic Chromosome Analysis
  • Karyotype
Chromosome Analysis, Bone Marrow