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Posted On : 16 Dec 2017
do blood transfusion alter bone marrow study_? if so what is the minimal time gap between a transfusion and a bone marrow study. {in anemia work up case}
Expert Answer :
There are have been reports of fresh blood transfusion altering the course of disease in patients with leukemia. In patients with thalassemia, it may be difficult to do hemoglobin electrophoresis following transfusion in which case it is deferred till at least 3 months after transfusion. In cases of aplastic anemia, transfusion does not alter the blood picture.
Answer Discussion :
Osama Mustafa Simsaa
90 days
3 years ago
Ali Almaghrby
2 weeks
3 years ago
akram baloch
3 months
3 years ago
L karpagam
does not affect
3 years ago
Arnav shrestha
doesnot affect
3 years ago

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