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What are the tests for hairy cell leukemia?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Hcl diagnosis

Clinical history and examination as well as simple blood work will reveal evidence of pancytopenia ( low white blood cell, red blood and platelet level) and enlargement of spleen and symptoms associated with above.
This information is important. Ultimately, a bone marrow biopsy is essential to be done to diagnose hairy cell leukemia. Discuss further with your oncologist.

In brief: Hcl diagnosis

Clinical history and examination as well as simple blood work will reveal evidence of pancytopenia ( low white blood cell, red blood and platelet level) and enlargement of spleen and symptoms associated with above.
This information is important. Ultimately, a bone marrow biopsy is essential to be done to diagnose hairy cell leukemia. Discuss further with your oncologist.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Bone marrow biopsy

The ultimate test is a bone marrow biopsy.
Sometimes we can see the hairy cells on a blood smear (see picture), but a bone marrow biopsy is the way to make a definite diagnosis.

In brief: Bone marrow biopsy

The ultimate test is a bone marrow biopsy.
Sometimes we can see the hairy cells on a blood smear (see picture), but a bone marrow biopsy is the way to make a definite diagnosis.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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