Time Sensitive


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.


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

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data

Refer to report

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.


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.

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
CPT Codes

88237; 88264; 88291

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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  • Bone marrow karyotype
  • Hematologic Chromosome Analysis
  • Karyotype
Chromosome Analysis, Bone Marrow