Are there specific blood tests for leukemia besides cbc?

Blood smear and BM. Examination of blood smear, studies of markers on circulating cells, bone marrow examination by multiple modalties, including flow cytometry and molecular testing are the routine now.

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Can a CBC (blood test) show leukemia always?

Yes, most times. A leukemia typically begins in the bone marrow and will often show effects on the CBC as the cancer cells spill over into the circulating blood. On rare occasions leukemia may be still limited in the bone marrow, so we make a diagnosis by taking a bone marrow sample. Read more...

Could a CBC (blood test) show leukemia accurately always?

Sometimes. Sometimes but not always. Leukemia, a form of blood and bone marrow cancer, is frequently detectable in the blood; however, especially if early in the course of the disease, leukemic cells may be confined to the bone marrow and not cross into the blood in sufficient numbers to be detected by a cbc. Ultimately, the complete diagnosis and prognosis of leukemia relies on bone marrow examination. Read more...

Unexplained bruises keep appearing and now pain in bones, is it a good idea to have blood tests for leukemia?

Yes, but. It is a good idea to have blood test, period. There are several conditions that can cause these symptoms with leukemia one of them. Read more...
Yes. You make have a bleeding disorder like a platelet problem or something more serious like a blood cancer. Make an appointment with the doctor and they can find out why you are having the symptoms. Good luck. Read more...
Yes. Frequent bruising may be due to blood problems like leukemia and low platelets , but may be due to increased capillary(tiny skin vessels) fragility due to aspirin, nsaids(naproxen, etc), some vitamin deficiency, or liver dysfunction. Sometimes it's simply due to thin skin, also. Your md could order the appropriate blood tests. Read more...

I have just had 15 blood tests done, one of was a CBC, my MPV is 11.9 (range from7.4 to 10.4) My MCH slightly high as well 31.3 should I concerned.

CBC. Hi, what is your Hg? I don't think these values are concerning but to properly interpret a CBC one needs all the values including Hg, MCV and etc. Read more...

I had a X-ray which was clear if I had chest discomfort would it show up on X-ray also a CBC and sed blood tests all clear anything to worry sbout?

Hard to say. There are a lot of causes of chest pain. (I'm assuming you have chest pain.) Finding the cause requires the combination of information and testing. I don't have all the information here. The tests you have rule out some things, like inflammatory and infectious problems, popped lung, and pneumonia. But they don't rule out other things. You need to see a doctor in person. Read more...