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Diagnosing Chronic Myeloid Leukemia


Many CML patients are diagnosed before they develop symptoms during health checks or routine blood tests. Leukocytosis and an enlarged spleen cause suspicion of the disease.

Patient history and clinical examinations

Survey general leukemia symptoms and hyperviscosity symptoms which can occur in chronic myeloid leukemia.

Blood tests

  • Hb
  • Leukocytes with differentiation
  • Thrombocytes
  • S-LD
  • Uric acid
  • Liver tests
  • Renal function tests
  • BCR-ABL mutation analysis

Blood smear

  • Morphological assessment

Bone marrow aspirate/biopsy

  • Morphological assessment
  • Cytogenetic examination 

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