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How can gene tests help in the diagnosis of myelofibrosis?

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Doctors in a lab will check samples of your blood or bone marrow to see if they can spot changes in the genes. They may call them mutations. They’re often seen with myelofibrosis.

From: How Is Myelofibrosis Diagnosed? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Diagnosis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Why the Health Care Provider Examines the Neck and Throat.”

Mayo Clinic: "Myelofibrosis: Tests and diagnosis."

Medscape: "Primary Myelofibrosis Workup."

MPN Research Foundation: "What Is Primary Myelofibrosis (MF)?"

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 26, 2017

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Diagnosis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Why the Health Care Provider Examines the Neck and Throat.”

Mayo Clinic: "Myelofibrosis: Tests and diagnosis."

Medscape: "Primary Myelofibrosis Workup."

MPN Research Foundation: "What Is Primary Myelofibrosis (MF)?"

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 26, 2017

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