Bone Marrow Aspirate

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Bone Marrow aspirates are processed in the Immunophenotyping (cell markers) laboratory.

Please indicate on the request form if immunophenotyping or molecular studies are required by ticking the relevant boxes. Aspirates should be taken into EDTA and transported to the laboratory as soon as possible where slides will be made and processed for morphological examination and reporting by the consultant led team. In addition to routine Romanowsky stains, iron stores will be assessed via the Perl’s Prussian Blue stain. Following reporting, extra investigations may be requested such as immunophenotyping or FISH.

Trephine samples should be directed to the Histopathology Department with an accompanying Histopathology request form.


The Bone Marrow Aspirate Request Form (pdf) can be downloaded from here.