Bone Marrow Biopsy

by andywalsh | March 16, 2019 2:02 pm

Bone Marrow Biopsy is a sample of bone marrow, usually taken from the breast bone or the pelvic bone. Examination of the marrow under a microscope can give valuable diagnostic information in disorders of blood cell formation such as leukaemia and certain anaemias. The procedure involves some discomfort, in spite of the local anaesthetic, so a mild sedative is usually given beforehand. Marrow biopsy takes 15 to 60 minutes.

What are some common uses of the procedure?

Bone densitometry is strongly recommended if you:



The exam would not be performed if any of the following conditions were met:

Things to remember

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