Biopsy - Bone Marrow (Diagnostics)
Body Area: Legs / Feet
Body Parts: Thigh
Symptoms: Incapable of Bearing Weight
A bone marrow biopsy is the removal of tissue inside of a bone with a hollow needle. The procedure is performed at either a doctor's office or hospital. Local anesthetic is injected into the skin before the biopsy to numb only the skin. This test is often performed when a blood test with blood cell types and numbers is abnormal.