Bone Marrow



Surgical Pathology, Bone Marrow

EPIC Order Number

Surgical Pathology Number: LAB6



  • Bone Marrow core biopsy and clot in 10% neutral buffered formalin (available from Surgical Pathology at Associates in Pathology).
  • First draw (0.5 mL) into EDTA tube, following draws go in additional EDTA tube, ACD tube, and Sodium Heparin tube (preferred minimum amount is 2 mL per tube)
  • Label specimen containers and tubes with two patient identifiers (patient name, DOB, and/or MRN), collection date/time, and specimen site/source.
  • Specimen must be accompanied by an EPIC ORDER or completed Surgical Pathology Request including two patient identifiers (patient name, DOB, and/or MRN), collection date/time, pertinent patient history, performing physician, and specimen site/source.
  • EPIC ORDER must designate A as CORE BIOPSY, B as CLOT, C as ASPIRATE, and D as PERIPHERAL SMEAR (including laterality) 
    • Contact Aspirus Wausau Main Lab if employee is required for collection
    • All fixed tissue should be held till following morning

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room Temperature


Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Reported/Turnaround Time

Results are sent 24-48 hours upon receipt, depending on complexity

NOTE: Results may be delayed or the sample rejected if pertinent and/or required information is conflicting or missing.

See Surgical Pathology Report





88305 - Core biopsy, Clot biopsy

85097 - Aspirate smear

85060 - Peripheral smear

88313 - Iron Stain for clot, core and aspirate smear