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Bone Marrow Aspiration & Biopsy
Bone marrow is a fatty substance that is found inside larger bones. Bone marrow produces all the different types of blood cells needed for vital functioning. Red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are all made within the marrow and regulate the rate that these cells are made. Your doctor can evaluate and diagnose the reason behind an abnormal complete blood count by performing a procedure called a bone marrow aspiration and/or bone marrow biopsy.
Bone marrow has a fluid portion and a more solid portion. A bone marrow aspiration is when your doctor uses a needle to withdraw a sample of the fluid portion of your bone marrow. In a bone marrow biopsy, a needle is used to withdraw a sample of the solid portion.