Bone Marrow Cytogenetics


Cytogenetics, Bone Marrow, Bone Core, Karyotype

  • Tech Only CPT
  • Tech Pro CPT
  • PowerPath Code S/O PAML
  • Schedule Daily
  • Turn Around Time 3 - 5 Days
  • Methodology Cytogenetics

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Bone marrow aspirate or bone core biopsy
Preferred Volume: 2 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Alternate Specimens: Bone Marrow in RPMI media
Specimen Processing: 2 mL bone marrow aspirate in sterile transport tube containing transport media. If specimen is a core, use sterile technique to transfer it to a transport media tube as soon as possible.

Storage and Transportation

Ambient (room temperature)
Stability: 3 days

Cause for Rejection

Refrigerated or frozen specimens in ACD, EDTA, LiHep tubes, in fixative, spun or clotted