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Are bone marrow biopsies ever false?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

Keep in mind that there is no such thing as 100% in life or in medicine.
For every test we do, there is some chance (which may be very, very small) that the result will be incorrect.

In brief: Rarely

Keep in mind that there is no such thing as 100% in life or in medicine.
For every test we do, there is some chance (which may be very, very small) that the result will be incorrect.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is possible

This is why is better to combined the biopsy and aspiration, for better result.

In brief: It is possible

This is why is better to combined the biopsy and aspiration, for better result.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes

Most are quite accurate but it is possible to get a false positive or negative depending on wear the tissue is bippsied.

In brief: Yes

Most are quite accurate but it is possible to get a false positive or negative depending on wear the tissue is bippsied.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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