Bone Marrow Biopsy
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Bone Marrow Biopsy Usage

Written by ritasharma, FoundHealth.

Reasons for Bone Marrow Biopsy

A bone marrow biopsy may be done to:

  • Evaluate unexplained low red blood cell count ( anemia ), low white cell count (leucopenia), or low platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • Diagnosis and staging of lymphoma (tumors of the lymphoid tissues) or solid tumors
  • Diagnosis, monitoring and evaluation of leukemias
  • Evaluate iron level problems
  • Investigate unexplained spleen enlargement (splenomegaly)
  • Evaluate other blood disorders

Reasons for Procedure

A bone marrow biopsy may be done to:

  • Evaluate unexplained low red blood cell count ( anemia ), low white cell count (leucopenia), or low platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • Diagnosis and staging of lymphoma (tumors of the lymphoid tissues) or solid tumors
  • Diagnosis, monitoring and evaluation of leukemias
  • Evaluate iron level problems
  • Investigate unexplained spleen enlargement (splenomegaly)
  • Evaluate other blood disorders
 
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