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Bone Marrow Aspirate/Trephine

Alternate Names
BM
Laboratory
Haematology and Anatomical Pathology
Specimen
See collection instructions
Container
See collection instructions
Additional Collection Instructions
Arrange with the Haematology Registrar, ph: 9496 3100
Minimum Adult Volume
None
Minimum Paediatric Volume
None
Frequency
By arrangement
Test Code
BM, BMA or BMT
Laboratory Notes

Staff should register a Bone Marrow using the Code BM. This will produce a request for an Aspirate only. If a Trephine is required, the Code BMT should be registered manually, when the sample arrives in the Lab.

For external Austin laboratories, please notify the Haematology registrars and discuss prior to the marrow being taken on ph 9496 5981. Please see intructions below - 

Request forms must state:
FBE + film 
Morphology
Cytogenetics + FISH - Lith hep no gel 1-2ml
DNA/RNA storage - 3x EDTA (paediatric samples ok if insufficient)
Flow - Lith hep no gel 1-2ml (flow is usually done only if indicated)
 
Please send the specimens with a cover sheet - BONE MARROW ATT: Haem Reg
 
Required samples:
3-4x aspirate slides
1x trephine slide
1x film slide UNSTAINED
1x Histo pot with trephine (10% formalin)
2x lith hep no gel
3x EDTA
 
The lab codes are
Aspirate and trephine = BMT 
Aspirate only = BM  
FISH/Cytogenetics = CGNS (container CH, LHNG)
Flow = FLOW
DNA/RNA storage = ASDNA