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Hematology & Hematopathology: Bone Marrow Services

Contact Information

Bone Marrow Service

UCSF Clinical Hematology Laboratory

  • Room M524, Box 0100
  • 505 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0100
  • Phone: 415-353-1672
  • Fax: 415-353-1106

Immunology Laboratory (flow immunophenotyping)

UCSF Clinical Immunology Laboratory, Box 0134

  • 185 Berry Street, Suite 290
  • San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Phone: 415-353-1712
  • Fax: 415-353-1281

Molecular Diagnostics/Molecular Pathology (molecular testing)

UCSF, Box 0134

  • 185 Berry Street, Suite 290
  • San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Phone: 415-353-1524

UCSF provides comprehensive hematopathology diagnostic services, including bone marrow evaluation. The bone marrow service includes resident, fellow and attending physicians who work with the clinical services to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with hematologic disorders.

Currently, over 1200 bone marrows are reviewed on patients whose care is provided at UCSF. The Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology employ 8 full-time or part-time board certified Hematopathologists. Outside consultations are provided upon request. Consultation may be sent to the bone marrow service for review or to a specific faculty member on the Hematology/Hematopathology service. Specimens and/or slides may be referred to UCSF for bone marrow evaluation alone, bone marrow evaluation with ancillary testing, or ancillary testing alone.

Bone Marrow Services
Service Name

Cytochemical Staining

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  • Myeloperoxidase
  • Alpha napthyl butyrate esterase (non-specific esterase)
  • Chloroacetate esterase


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Flow cytometric immunophenotyping (performed in the Clinical Immunology Laboratory)

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  • Leukemia Lymphoma Markers
  • Myeloperoxidase
  • TdT

Molecular testing for hematopoietic malignancies

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Molecular testing for hematopoietic malignancies

Routine bone marrow evaluation

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Routine bone marrow evaluation includes review of peripheral blood smear, bone marrow aspirate smear, clot section, and biopsy section morphology.

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