6 doctors weighed in:

What are the tests for childhood leukemia?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many other tests

For diagnosis, i agree with a CBC and a bone marrow evaluation.
The best test for diagnosis is done by flow cytometry and can detect even 1 leukemia cell among 10, 000 normal cells: a powerful test. To adequately treat childhood leukemia, there are many tests that help characterize the leukemia into a low, medium or high risk group. These tests are genetic-based tests of the leukemia cells.

In brief: Many other tests

For diagnosis, i agree with a CBC and a bone marrow evaluation.
The best test for diagnosis is done by flow cytometry and can detect even 1 leukemia cell among 10, 000 normal cells: a powerful test. To adequately treat childhood leukemia, there are many tests that help characterize the leukemia into a low, medium or high risk group. These tests are genetic-based tests of the leukemia cells.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
Thank
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: A simple blood test

Is usually how it is discovered.
A cbc. After seeing a hematologist a bone marrow test may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: A simple blood test

Is usually how it is discovered.
A cbc. After seeing a hematologist a bone marrow test may be needed to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Thank
Dr. Weili Sun
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bone marrow aspirati

Bone marrow aspiration is needed to make the diagnosis.
Children usually will be put to sleep, doctor will insert a long needle into the bone (usually front or back of the hip bone), aspirate a small amount of bone marrow (looks like blood) and test it.

In brief: Bone marrow aspirati

Bone marrow aspiration is needed to make the diagnosis.
Children usually will be put to sleep, doctor will insert a long needle into the bone (usually front or back of the hip bone), aspirate a small amount of bone marrow (looks like blood) and test it.
Dr. Weili Sun
Dr. Weili Sun
Thank
Read more answers from doctors