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Test #


Test CPT Codes

88237 (tissue culture for neoplastic disorder)
88264 (analyze 20-25 cells)
88280 (chromosome analysis, additional karyotypes)

Chromosome Analysis, Bone Marrow or Peripheral Blood

Test Type


Test Disease / Components

Hematopoeitic Malignancies

Test Technology


Clinical Utility

Diagnostic, Prognostic

Test Specimen

Peripheral Blood:

  • Draw 5 ml in a sodium heparin (green top) tube

Bone Marrow:

  • Draw 2-5 ml in sodium heparin (green top) tube

Rejection Criteria:

  • Frozen or fixed specimen

Storage, Stability & Shipping


  • Label specimen with patient's name and date of birth

  • Complete requisition form with necessary information

  • Local Clients call KSL Diagnostics at 1.800.960.1080 to schedule a pickup

  • Ship samples at room temperature (do not freeze or fix)


  • Specimen viability decreases during transit

  • Send to testing lab day of collection when possible

  • Specimen optimum if received within 48 hours

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 days

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