Soreness Under The Breast On The Bone

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Bone marrow culture is an examination of the soft, fatty tissue found inside certain bones. This tissue, called bone marrow, produces blood cells. The test is done to find out if there is an infection inside the bone marrow.


Alternative Names

Culture - bone marrow


How the test is performed

The doctor removes a sample of your bone marrow from the back of your pelvic bone or breast bone. This may be done using bone marrow aspiration or a biopsy.

The removed tissue is sent to a lab. It is...

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