DNA Extraction Bone Marrow (Buffy Coat)

Test Mnemonic


CPT Codes

  • 81479 - QTY (1)


  • DNA Extraction

Performing Laboratory

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Volume Type Container Collect Temperature Transport Temperature Special Instructions
3 mLBone marrowEDTA (Lavender)Ambient  


Environmental Condition Description
AmbientTransport within 48 hours.
RefrigeratedRefrigerated specimens are acceptable.
FrozenWill be rejected.

Days Performed

5 days per week


Name Description
Extraction (EXT) 

Special Info

Bone marrow specimen will be held in the laboratory for 3 years. If additional testing is needed, please order DNA and RNA Extraction for Clinical Testing and answer all required questions.