Blood Cancer Diagnostics
Diagnostic testing with the latest technologies is vital for accurately identifying, staging and determining treatment for leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma. We use the most up-to-date diagnostic services for our blood cancer patients.
Some of the tests commonly used to diagnose blood cancer include:
- blood tests, such as CBC (complete blood count), white blood cell count, platelet count and tests to measure protein, antibodies or immunoglobulins
- radiologic scans, including CT (computed tomography), PET (positron emission tomography) for whole-body imaging and Gallium scan, a nuclear medicine test
- bone scans and skeletal x-rays, to identify areas of bone loss
- lymph node biopsy, to examine tissues that make white blood cells
- bone marrow biopsy, to look at amount and types of blood-forming cells
Depending upon physical examination findings, symptoms or laboratory results, other tests also may be recommended.
Diagnostic testing using advanced technology for all types of cancer is available at all Abington Health locations including Abington Memorial Hospital, Lansdale Hospital, Abington Health Center – Schilling Campus (in Willow Grove) and Abington Health Center – Warminster Campus. If a biopsy is indicated, our Pathology Department offers special expertise in analyzing test results.
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