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Other Blood Diseases

Myelofibrosis

  • CBC and platelets
  • Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration (see above). The aspiration looks at the cells; the biopsy looks at the structure of the bone marrow to detect the scar tissue or fibrosis.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes

  • CBC and platelets
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • Chromosomal analysis of bone marrow

Essential Thrombocythemia and Polycythemia Vera

  • CBC and platelets
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy

Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

  • CBC
  • Bone marrow aspriation and biopsy
  • Immunoelectrophoresis