Hematologic Diseases

Preparation of blood smears and/or bone marrow core/clot for staining, morphological identification and enumeration of hematopoietic cells.

disease state indication(s)
Various, case dependent

clinical use
Various, case dependent

methodology/product platform
Cytochemistry and/or IHC

specimen type and requirements
Bone marrow aspirate: Four (4) to eight (8) bedside smears or 1 mL in EDTA (purple-top) tube.
Bone marrow core: > 1.0 cm (length) in B-Plus (fixative) vial. Place B-Plus vial in separate bag.
Bone marrow clot: > 1.0 cm (length) in B-Plus (fixative) vial. Place B-Plus vial in separate bag.

turnaround time
Tech-only (TC): 2 days
Global (TC & PC): 3 days

cpt code(s)
85097 (x1) if bone marrow aspirate is evaluated and reported
88305 (xN) number of uniquely identified bone marrow biopsy specimens evaluated and reported (e.g., core and clot sections)
88311 (xN) number of uniquely identified bone marrow biopsies decalcified
88312 (xN) number of special stains, microorganisms, evaluated and reported
88313 (xN) number of special stains evaluated and reported per uniquely identified biopsy specimen
88341 (xN) number of immunohistochemical stains evaluated after initial stain
88342 (xN) Initial immunohistochemical single stain per uniquely identified biopsy specimen (e.g., core and clot sections)

medicare moldx cpt code
Not applicable

regulatory classification
Laboratory developed test (LDT)

ordering option
Global (TC & PC) or Tech-only (TC)