- 4 to 5 air dried bone marrow slides or bone marrow sample in lavender top tube
- This test includes a microscopic evaluation of bone marrow. The report includes description of cellularity, assessment of cell lineage, and pathologist comments.
Note: for maximal diagnostic utility, a CBC should be submitted at the time of bone marrow sampling. Additionally, submission of a core biopsy along with an aspirate is necessary for a complete bone marrow evaluation. If submitting bone marrow aspirate slides and a core biopsy sample (formalin), ensure that the formalin sample is in a separate zip lock bag.