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Methodology
Cytochemistry
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description

Preparation of blood smears and/or bone marrow core/clot for staining, morphological identification, and enumeration of hematopoietic cells.

Specimen Requirements
  • Blood
    • 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.
Storage and Transportation

Use refrigerated cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen. DO NOT FREEZE.

CPT Code(s)*
Blood: 85060x1; Bone Marrow: 85097x1, 88305xN, 88311xN, 883112xN, 88313xN, 88341xN, 88342xN (see NOTES for more info)
New York Approved
Yes
Level of Service
Global
Turnaround Time

3 Days

Notes
85097 (x1) if bone marrow aspirate is evaluated and reported
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)
The CPT codes provided with our test descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.

*The CPT codes provided with our test descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.