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What are the differences between a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Nothing...

They are literally one and the same.
.. The aspiration is the procedure... And then the pathologist looks at the sample as a biopsy specimen.

In brief: Nothing...

They are literally one and the same.
.. The aspiration is the procedure... And then the pathologist looks at the sample as a biopsy specimen.
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luks
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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Level of detail

Bone marrow aspiration is similar to looking at a blood smear where cells are viewed individually and stainned.
Bone marrow biopsy is a tissue sample with bone and the cells around it and it is more informative than a simple aspiration and will be diagnostic more often.

In brief: Level of detail

Bone marrow aspiration is similar to looking at a blood smear where cells are viewed individually and stainned.
Bone marrow biopsy is a tissue sample with bone and the cells around it and it is more informative than a simple aspiration and will be diagnostic more often.
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
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