Definitions for "Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy"
Test involving the insertion of a thin needle into the breastbone or, more commonly, the hip bone in order to remove a sample of bone marrow for examination under the microscope. A small piece of cortical bone may also be obtained for biopsy.
the removal and analysis of a sample of bone marrow, usually through a needle inserted into the hip bone. A pathologist will examine the sample for normal and possibly abnormal cells.
the marrow may be removed by aspiration or a needle biopsy under local anesthesia. In aspiration biopsy, a fluid specimen, is removed from the bone marrow. In a needle biopsy, marrow cells (not fluid) are removed. These methods are often used together.