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Bone Marrow

Bone marrow aspirate +/- trephine (Taken by Clinical Haematology Team)

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Clinical IndicationBone marrow biopsy and aspiration procedure provides information about the status of and capability for blood cell production. This can help diagnose leukaemia, bone marrow disease, variety of other types of cancer which have spread into the marrow, and to help discover whether a severe anaemia is due to decreased RBC production, increased loss, abnormal RBC production, and/or to a vitamin or mineral eficiency or excess. Contact Consultant Haematologist for advice.
Specimen TypeBone marrow aspirate +/- trephine (Taken by Clinical Haematology Team)
Sample TypeBone marrow aspirate +/- trephine (Taken by Clinical Haematology Team)
Minimum VolumeN/A
Special PrecautionsContact Consultant Haematologist for advice.
Stability24 hrs
Turnaround TimeVaries - contact Consultant Haematologist for advice.
LaboratoryYork Teaching Hospital
Reference IntervalN/A
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