The Bone Marrow Biopsy Clinics role is to perform biopsies (a medical test that involves removal of tissue from within the bone marrow) in order to diagnose and stage haematological disorders and disease. The Clinic is performed as an outpatient service but bone marrow biopsies may also be performed on an inpatient basis when required e.g. ICU, Ward areas, in operating theatre etc.
The clinic is led by two experienced Registered Nurses. The Bone Marrow Biopsy procedure is performed by a Haematologist using local anaesthetic, supplementary pain relief can be administered if required.
No specific preparation is required for the test, and appointments are usually 30 minutes in duration.