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Test name Bone Marrow Collection and Examination
Available Stat? No
Turn around times Slides are available in 3 hours, the final report in 2-7 days.
In House Availability Laboratory assistance with bone marrow collections must be scheduled in advance with the appropriate Laboratory as indicated below.

Parnassus inpatient appointments are available from 0815-1500 Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 0815-1000 Tuesday, and 0815-1100 Thursday. Call x31747 to schedule.

Parnassus outpatient appointments are available from 0800-13:30 Monday-Friday.

Mission Bay bone marrow collections are performed by the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology service. Samples are examined Monday-Friday from 08:00-15:00 in the Hematology Laboratory. Please call 476-1094 with questions.

Mt. Zion appointments are available before 11 am and should be scheduled two days in advance if possible Call 885-7532 to schedule.
Performed by Parnassus, Mission Bay & Mt. Zion Hematology
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Collection Instructions Schedule in advance by calling Hematology at 353-1747 for Parnassus inpatients; 353-2736 for Parnassus outpatients; 476-0194 for Mission Bay and 885-7531 for Mt. Zion patients. Collection assistance is no longer offered at Mt. Zion.

Be certain to state the location of the bone marrow collection. Please arrange that patient is prepped and anesthetized by the time the technologist arrives. See text section on Bone Marrow for additional information.
Sample type Aspirated bone marrow and/or bone biopsy

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667