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Bone biopsy
Test Synonyms:
Bone biopsy
Anatomic Pathology
Inpatient Req:
Pathology (#10016)  
Outpatient Req:
Pathology (#10016)  
Result Time:
3 days for routine studies  
Reference Interval:
Important Information:
Bone biopsies may occur in the O.R., physician's office, or in Radiology with CT guidance. All biopsy specimens should be immediately sent to the Blake 3 Pathology Laboratory in the fresh state, in neutral buffered formalin, or 70-100% alcohol. A minimum of three intact cores of tissue are recommended. Communication with the Bone Pathologist covering the service that week is strongly suggested.

Pathology requisition slips should include relevant clinical information and diagnostic considerations.

Last Reviewed on 4/22/2005