The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Diagnostic tests

The diagnostic tests which are often recommended to diagnose Haematological cancers include:

  • Blood tests - to check for abnormality in the cell counts
  • CT scan
  • PET scan
  • Bone marrow biopsy - this is a procedure where a needle is used to take samples of bone marrow (the soft, jelly-like tissue found in the hollow centre of large bones)

Specimens are sent to the Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service for analysis.