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.