A 41-year-old female asked:
Is aplastic anemia detected in routine or specific labs?
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Family Medicine 43 years experience
Both: Aplastic anemia develops with the bone marrow cells that produce red blood cells stop functioning. A "routine" blood test may show the anemia and certain cell shapes and more specialized testing my help, but in the end this usually requires a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy and interpretation by a pathologist and assistance from a hematologist/oncologist.
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