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What are the tests for leukemia, adult acute?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Labs,bone marrow

Cbc, review of peripheral blood smear, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy with flow and cytogenetics.

In brief: Labs,bone marrow

Cbc, review of peripheral blood smear, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy with flow and cytogenetics.
Dr. Amir Faridi
Dr. Amir Faridi
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: See below...

A blood test (cbc with morphology) is usually the initial test when a diagnosis of leukemia is suspected.
Afterwards, the studies that are necessary for a complete characterization include bone marrow aspiration for morphology, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular analysis, as well as lumbar puncture for CSF analysis. Other tests may also be necessary on a case-by-case basis.

In brief: See below...

A blood test (cbc with morphology) is usually the initial test when a diagnosis of leukemia is suspected.
Afterwards, the studies that are necessary for a complete characterization include bone marrow aspiration for morphology, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular analysis, as well as lumbar puncture for CSF analysis. Other tests may also be necessary on a case-by-case basis.
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Kelty Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: Acute leukemia

Acute leukemia is diagnosed by looking at the complete blood count (cbc), peripheral blood smear, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, flow cytometry, and cytogenetics.
It can also cause abnormalities in serum chemistries such as potassium, bun, creatinine, calcium, phosphorus, ldh, and uric acid.

In brief: Acute leukemia

Acute leukemia is diagnosed by looking at the complete blood count (cbc), peripheral blood smear, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, flow cytometry, and cytogenetics.
It can also cause abnormalities in serum chemistries such as potassium, bun, creatinine, calcium, phosphorus, ldh, and uric acid.
Dr. Kelty Baker
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