Bone Marrow Biopsy
 
 

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Bone marrow is soft tissue in bones that assist in the development of blood cells. A bone marrow biopsy takes out a small sample of marrow by inserting a needle into a breast or pelvic bone. This test is performed if there are unusual numbers or types of red or white blood cells or platelets. A bone marrow biopsy can help to detect infections, anemia, leukemia or other blood disorders and cancers.

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