Bone Marrow Exam

 

Aspiration

Biopsy

 ADVANTAGES

 - Fast
 - Gives relative quantity of different cell types.
 - Gives material to further study, e.g. molecular genetics and flow cytometry
 - Gives cell and stroma constitution.
 - Represents all cells.
 - Explains cause of “dry tap” (aspiration gives no blood cells).

DRAWBACKS

Does not represent all cells.

Slow processing.

   
   

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