Which procedures are performed in the evaluation of suspected aplastic anemia?

Updated: Jan 29, 2021
  • Author: Sameer Bakhshi, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Bone marrow biopsy is performed in addition to aspiration to assess cellularity qualitatively and quantitatively. Bone marrow culture may be useful in diagnosing mycobacterial and viral infections; however, the yield is generally low.

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