A bone marrow biopsy is done to collect and examine bone marrow concentrations. Aspiration or biopsy can help you know how healthy your bone marrow is, thus helping doctors to diagnose blood and bone marrow diseases. Bone marrow has a fluid and spongy portion. In the case of bone marrow aspiration, a needle withdraws a fluid sample whereas, in the case of a biopsy, a needle is used to withdraw a sample of the spongy portion.

Why is Bone Marrow Biopsy or Aspiration Needed?

Doctors may do a bone marrow examination if blood tests show abnormality or do not provide sufficient information. Doctors can perform bone marrow examination to:

  • Diagnose a disease or condition involving blood cells or marrow cells
  • Determine disease progression stage
  • Determine iron levels
  • Process cells for stem cell therapy

Risks of Bone Marrow Biopsy or Aspiration

Even though bone marrow examination or collection is safe, complications might include:

  • Excessive bleeding (particularly in people with low numbers of platelets).
  • Skin infection of the injected site.
  • Temporary discomfort post-inspection of the injection site.
  • Penetration in some other tissues, causing damage.

Bone Marrow Concentrate Collection

Expectations of Bone Marrow Concentrate Collection

Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are always suggested to be performed in the aseptic hospital and clinical setting. Properly trained nurses or doctors specializing in blood disorders usually handle the procedure. The bone marrow aspiration or biopsy takes typically around 10 – 20 minutes. The pre-procedure and post-procedure caretake extra time.

  • Pre-Procedure

Blood pressure and heart rate will be checked. Local anesthesia will be given for bone marrow aspiration or biopsy to be performed through light sedation is also suggested by some doctors to get relief from the brief sharp pain. Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy are usually done from the top ridge of the hipbone back (posterior iliac crest).

  • Bone marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

Bone marrow aspiration is usually done first. A hollow needle attached to the syringe is inserted through a small incision in the skin and then inserted through the bone into the bone marrow. The fluid sample is collected in the syringe for checkups.  For a biopsy, a specially designed larger needle is used to withdraw spongy bone marrow tissue.

  • Post-Procedure

After applying pressure to the needle inserted area for stopping the bleeding bandage is applied on the site. It is advised strongly not to get the bandaged area wet by shower or bath for 24-48 hours. Special care has to be taken for sedated patients as it will take some recovery time. It is always advised to have a caregiver with you. If there is pain or tenderness, contact your doctors before taking any medicines. Also make sure you contact your doctor in case of bleeding, fever, swelling, redness, etc.

How to Get Bone Marrow Concentrate?

Many therapies for pain relief in arthritis or anti-aging have been supported by bone marrow aspirate concentrate.  The bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) use is also approved by the USA FDA and that leads to acquiring growth factors and progenitor cell-rich bone marrow concentrate for regenerative therapeutics. Due to issues with lab procedure standardization for obtaining bone marrow concentrate, there is a huge opportunity for BMC Kits to optimize the efficiency of bone marrow aspirate concentrate processing. If you are looking for the best quality BMC kits, visit https://www.advancellsgroup.com/bmc-kit/ and contact info@advancells.com