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Outpatient Bone Marrow Specimen Requirements

 TEST CONTAINER MINIMUM STORAGE
Path Evaluation of BM Aspirate EDTA (Purple)  1 mL Room Temp
Path Evaluation of BM Biopsy 10% formalin  1 cm Room Temp
Leukemia Profile
(Flow Cytometry)
EDTA (Purple) 1 mL
Aspirate 
Room Temp
Lymphoma Profile
(Flow Cytometry)
EDTA (Purple) 1 mL
Aspirate 
Room Temp
Culture* Heparin (Green), Sterile** 1 mL
Aspirate 
Room Temp
Fungus Culture* Heparin (Green), Sterile** 1 mL
Aspirate 
Room Temp
Chromosome Analysis Heparin (Green), Sterile** 3-5 mL
Aspirate 
Room Temp

* Draw in a heparinized syringe. Use a second syringe if collecting a culture.

** Heparin used in sample collection for culture or chromosome analysis testing should be preservative free.

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