Test Catalog

Test ID: BHISC    
Bone Histomorphometry, Gross Microscopic Exam

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Undetermined metabolic bone disease in wet tissue specimens


Renal osteodystrophy






Paget disease


Assessing effects of therapy


Identification of some disorders of the hematopoietic system


Aluminum toxicity


Presence of iron in the bone

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
SS2PCSpecStain, Grp II, otherNo, (Bill Only)No

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

Hematoxylin and eosin-stained slides are sent to pathology for review. Iron staining or aluminum staining may be performed at an additional charge.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test


NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Bone HistoMorph Gross Micro Exam

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Al (Aluminum) Stain
Aluminum (Al) Stain
Histomorphometry, Bone
Toluidine Blue
Bone Histomorphometry (always order BHISC)