How is acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) diagnosed?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Although the initial diagnosis of APL is based on morphology, the diagnosis is confirmed on the basis of cytogenetic and molecular studies. Do not delay treatment pending the results of confirmatory tests.


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