Preparation of blood smears and/or bone marrow core/clot for staining, morphological identification, and enumeration of hematopoietic cells.
- Slides: Two (2) bedside smears or 1 mL of peripheral blood in EDTA (purple-top) tube.
- Bone Marrow
- Bone marrow aspirate: Four (4) to eight (8) bedside smears or 1 mL in EDTA (purple-top) tube.
- Bone marrow core: > 1.0 cm (length) in B-Plus (fixative) vial. Place B-Plus vial in separate bag.
- Bone marrow clot: > 1.0 cm (length) in B-Plus (fixative) vial. Place B-Plus vial in separate bag.
Use refrigerated cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen. DO NOT FREEZE.
88305 (xN) number of uniquely identified bone marrow biopsy specimens evaluated and reported (e.g., core and clot sections)
88311 (xN) number of uniquely identified bone marrow biopsies decalcified
88312 (xN) number of special stains, microorganisms, evaluated and reported
88313 (xN) number of special stains evaluated and reported per uniquely identified biopsy specimen
88341 (xN) number of immunohistochemical stains evaluated after initial stain
88342 (xN) Initial immunohistochemical single stain per uniquely identified biopsy specimen (e.g., core and clot sections)
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