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How long do bone marrow tests for polycythemia vera take?

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You may get both bone marrow tests at the same time, which lasts 10-30 minutes. Your doctor first numbs an area around either your breast bone or your pelvic bone. Your doctor then uses a needle to take the bone marrow sample.

You can get results in three to four days, but it may take longer.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Polycythemia Vera,” “Complete blood count (CBC),” “Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Polycythemia Vera.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Health Library: “Polycythemia Vera.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Polycythemia Vera.”

Walk-In Lab: “Complete Blood Test (CBC) and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14) Blood Test Panel,” “Erythropoietin (EPO) Serum Test.”

Lab Tests Online: “Blood Smear,” “Erythropoietin.”

Lab technician, Valley Medical Group, Easthampton, MA.

Laboratory Corporation of America: “JAK2 Mutation Analysis in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN).”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 19, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Polycythemia Vera,” “Complete blood count (CBC),” “Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Explore Polycythemia Vera.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Health Library: “Polycythemia Vera.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Polycythemia Vera.”

Walk-In Lab: “Complete Blood Test (CBC) and Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14) Blood Test Panel,” “Erythropoietin (EPO) Serum Test.”

Lab Tests Online: “Blood Smear,” “Erythropoietin.”

Lab technician, Valley Medical Group, Easthampton, MA.

Laboratory Corporation of America: “JAK2 Mutation Analysis in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN).”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 19, 2020

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