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Internal Medicine / Oncology - Bone Marrow Transplant: Leukemia - Diagnosis

The diagnosis of leukemia is based on examination under microscope of both blood and bone marrow.

A bone marrow sample can be easily obtained with a needle from the hip bone after a local anesthesia.

Specific type of leukemias are also diagnosed on the basis of features on the bone marrow cell surface (flow cytometry) and chromosome analysis.













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