• When to Have a Bone Marrow test

    Asked by Cats4mamac on Sunday, December 29, 2013

    When to Have a Bone Marrow test

    3 Answers from the Community

    • theweasel's Avatar

      I ended up at a hematologist when my GI doc noticed the "high WBC/low Hct" combination on routine bloodwork. Saw the hematologist for l bloodwork and 24 hour urine , which showed of lymphocytosis and hemolytic anemia. She said that the bone marrow biopsy and aspirate were an essential next step in determining what was going on. It was to get more detail about quality and quantity of abnormal cells at the level they're being made. I had the bone marrow done in her office. It was pretty quick (10 minutes?) but I found it painful. But very worthwhile for the amount of information it provided. It helps that I like my doc a lot and the Med Assist who helped. Best wishes to you. (The bone marrow confirmed B cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. But not a lot of it. Kind of like being a little pregnant. ) (That was me making a bad joke.)

      almost 2 years ago
    • Liha's Avatar
      Liha (Best Answer!)

      My hematologist would order one when the original blood lab work indicated something was off. I've had 5.

      almost 2 years ago
    • SherriD's Avatar

      My Son Had A Bone Marrow Biopsy The Day After He Was Admitted To The Hospital. He Has Had 5 Since Diagnosis In May. I Think As Soon As Possible For Accurate Diagnosis, And To
      Get Treatment Started.

      almost 2 years ago

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