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Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia Diagnostic Tools

The following tests and procedures may be used to diagnose chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML):

  • Medical history
  • Physical exam
  • Complete blood count in which a sample of blood is drawn and checked for the number of red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells.
  • Genetic sequencing through Penn Medicine's Center for Personalized Medicine that will identify genomic alterations so clinicians can design and implement optimal treatment plans.
  • Peripheral blood smear: A procedure in which a sample of blood is checked to see how the blood appears under a microscope, and if there are blasts.
  • Blood chemistry studies
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Cytogenetic analysis
  • Specific genetic mutation testing