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In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for aplastic anemia may include:
Blood tests, including blood chemistries, evaluation of liver and kidney functions, and genetic studies
Bone marrow aspiration and/or biopsy: A procedure that involves taking a small amount of bone marrow fluid (aspiration) and/or solid bone marrow tissue (called a core biopsy), usually from the hip bones, to be examined for the number, size, and maturity of blood cells and/or abnormal cells. Learn more about bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!