Indications for Bone Marrow Biopsy
A bone marrow aspiration and biopsy procedure is done to evaluate the bone marrow function and manage certain types of leukemia and anemia.
Bone marrow biopsy is done for-
- Diagnosing the cause of abnormal types or numbers of red or white blood cells or platelets on a complete blood count (CBC).
- Diagnose leukemia, certain infections and some types of anemia. These medical conditions are called -
- chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- hairy cell leukemia
- myeloproliferative disorders
- myelodysplatic syndrome
- and multiple myeloma
- Diagnose tumors and evaluate of the effectiveness of chemotherapy.
- Monitor treatment for certain types of blood disorders.
Bone marrow culture and sensitivity test is done to see-
- If a bacterial, viral or fungal infection is present and to identify antibiotics that might be appropriate for treating the infection.