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Bone Marrow Density Test
Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more
How can I perform density separation of mononuclear cells from bone marrow by using ficoll hypaque?
That is: A good question, but maybe not appropriate for this forum.
Detecting diseases: Bone marrow tests are performed for many reasons, but the commonest ones are: detecting bone marrow involvement by a cancer - many cancers, notably lymphomas spread from their primary site to different organs of the body, including the bone marrow detecting cancers of the blood leukemias finding the cause of anemia. Bone marrow infiltration by other diseases
Typically: 2 to 3 working days. A rapid preliminary result can be available in hours with a concern for acute leukemia. If a reference lab is used it can take 7-10 days.
Just as it sounds: Inconclusive means no conclusion can be given. It can be negative or it can be positive, but just not seen from the sample obtained. You may need another repeat study. Talk to your doctor who did the test to weigh the benefit vs risk of repeat testing.
No they do not: But they do check you and examine you to make sure that you are healthy and do not have any serious sickness, diseases or major health issues.
Hi docs, do you think it's adviseable to go through a bone marrow test because tc/dlc count is rising?
What?: What do you mean by tc/dlc count? If you mean total leukocyte count (TLC) then the answer is "possibly;" it depends on the differential breakdown of types of leukocytes and which are high. If it is neutrophils no.
Terminal Deoxynucleotid Transferase what is this is there a normal range? I know it was found in bone marrow test..
Terminal transferase: Terminal transferase (TdT) is a template independent polymerase that catalyzes addition of deoxynucleotides to the 3' hydroxyl terminus of DNA. Protruding, recessed or blunt-ended double or single-stranded DNA molecules serve as a substrate for TdT. This molecule is a specialized DNA polymerase expressed in immature, pre-B, pre-T lymphoid cells during mAb gene recombination.
Yes: Of course. Drug use is extremely unhealthy. Why pass that on to someone who has a lowered immune status?
I have a 2-1/2 year old that keeps having high white blood counts. She has other symptoms to. Should she have a bone marrow test?
You need to: Discuss this with her hematologist. She has all her lab results and should be able to MAP out treatment plans and options and what is best for her.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends on purpose: How many tests can be done from blood? Millions. How many tests can be done from a bone marrow biopsy (BMB) specimen? Many? What tests should be done? It depends on 1) purpose for performing the BMB and 2) the findings the pathologist sees on morphologic examination of the aspirate & biopsy. Tests may include stains for iron or congo red (amyloidosis) as well as flow cytometry, cytogenetics, FISH.
Bone marrow suppression...Progressively lower counts of red...White & platlets. 3 CBC tests all wotse in 60 days. Implications?
What is the cause: You need to go to see a hematologist to help you find out what is going on. There are so many things that can give you the problems. Blood works and bone marrow biopsy have to be done. Implication of havng low blood counts would depend on why and how severe/how low the blood levels. Go to see your doc and discuss more about this.
What is the prognosis for someone whose cold agglutin disease is suspected to have been caused by a virus, with negative for lymphoma bone marrow test?
My son has had a platelet count of below 20 for 4 months. Should I push for a bone marrow test to find the cause?
Discuss with Hem/Onc: You should discuss it with your hem/onc doctor. There are might be reasons why it's still not done. Bone marrow test has it's own complications.
What kind of blood test would my hematology dr. Order to see what's wrong with my blood instead of a bone marrow test?
Hierarchy of tests: Usual approach is to do a complete blood cells count and performa microscopic examination of the blood smear, the latter may be done by a pathologist. Depending on the findings, symptoms, and signs, other tests may be selected, e.G, flow cytometry, antibody testing, dna testing, and a bone marrow. Each test has its own place and there is no test instead of bone marrow.
87 year old man no symptoms has been diagnosed with pancytopenia is it safe for him if they perform a bone marrow test considering his age? Worried
Safe: The opposite is unsafe, doctors need to get to the root of the problem, wish you both wellness
I was just told that my bone marrow biopsy showed I have a 3rd set of chromosome 8. I have none of the clinical features. Is it possible the test is?
Trisomy 8 in marrow: This abnormality is not associated with any specific disease, since patients can have different clinical features, such as leukemia, polycythemia vera, and several other blood disorders. It's been suggested that the trisomy may be a secondary rather than primary event in the development of the disease. It's different than trisomy 8 as a primary genetic event-w/ fetal development problem etc.See 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more