Bone marrow core biopsy collected in 10% buffered formalin or
RPMI preservative (Obtained in Hematopathology).
Equipment for the procedure is available in Hematopathology Lab,
Room 5.142 McCullough. Equipment will not be released after
11:00 AM. Specimen must be delivered to Hematopathology Lab
within 30 minutes of completion of procedure. If sample is
inadequate, iron stains will not be performed. Laboratory
personnel will provide bedside collection assistance for
scheduled procedures Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 11:00AM as
staffing levels allow.
Room Temperature in 10% buffered formalin or RPMI preservative
(Obtained in Hematopathology).
Ambient: 24 hours in 10% buffered formalin or RPMI preservative
Causes for Rejection:
Incomplete requisition, insufficient identification, improper
handling, receipt in lab after 2:00 PM without prior consent.