|Alternate:||Bone Marrow Aspirate|
|Includes:||Wright's stain with routine examination.|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours Must schedule indicating cultures and or biopsy|
|Turnaround:||One hour for Wright's stain|
|Container:||Slides made fresh at bedside|
|Rejection:||"Dry Tap", no hematopoietic cells in specimen.|
|Normal:||Normal/Abnormal interpreted by Hematologist.|
|Uses:||When the following hematologic diagnoses are suspected: acute leukemia, agranulocytosis, aplastic anemia, idiopathic thrimbocytopenis purpura, iron defieiency (estismation of iron stores), lipid storage disease, megaloblastic anemia tumor, multiple myeloma, Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, and possible systemic infections.|
|Limitations:||Bone marrow aspirate, when Hodgkin's Disease is suspected will not demonstrate Reed-Sternberg cells, a bone marrow biopsy is required.|
|Method:||Collected by physician|
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