Where on the body is a bone marrow biopsy done?

The hip. Biopsies are taken from the upper back portion of the hip. Occasionally, if a suction aspiration is needed, a breastbone puncture can be used.
Hip bone... The posterior iliac crest (back part of the hip bone) is the most common location to perform a bone marrow biopsy.

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I have been having chronic pain perticularly in hips, but all over my body. I had a bone marrow biopsy done and I go back for results in a week.?

Work up. Since you had a bone marrow biopsy you must have some abnormalities on a recent blood count. The results may help answer your question. If results are negative i would also do a eval for possible rheumatoid conditions. I hope the biopsy is ok. Read more...

What is a bone marrow biopsy done for?

Blood disorders. To diagnose blood disorders, sometimes infections, malignancies. Also used for follow-up. Read more...
Bone marrow biopsy. Hi, Bone Marrow biopsy is usually performed when a blood cell disorder is suspected, blood cell disorders are: Leukemia, aplastic anemia, multiple mylemoa and etc and some infectious processes. Read more...

I had a bone marrow biopsy done today bc my Hgb is 7.8, my red and whit blood counts are both low. I am asymptomatic. Any idea?

Anemia. . Is your platelet count low, too? There are myriad causes of anemia, but not all of them require a bone marrow biopsy to diagnose, so I'll assume you're pretty far down the diagnostic path. At this point, your best bet would be to wait for the biopsy results. Preliminary information doesn't take too long to come in. Good luck. . Read more...

Is it possible to get an infection at the site where a bone marrow biopsy was done 6 weeks ago? Would infection be possible so long after procedure

Yes it is. You should follow up with the doctor who did the biopsy. Have wound cultured get full blood work check including IgG levels. Also b12 and folic acid deficiency can cause elevated RDW. With low vitamin D you may also have a component of leaky gut syndrome . Discuss with your doctor the Gapsdiet.com if biopsy was done in hospital make sure they check for MRSA. Read more...

If blood work has not shown the cause of my polycythemia, will a bone marrow biopsy be helpful? My hematologist has mentioned it, but not done it.

It may or maynot. The diagnosis of polycythemia requires several criteria which are well defined. They include CBC, Hb level, WBC level, platelets and Blood erythropoetin level. Send us the results and we can help you. Unless your Hb is above 17 grams, you can get a follow up CBC in 2-3 months and see if it is rising. Read more...

What tests should be done frm bone marrow biopsy n aspiration slides?

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. Read more...