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The first test you have is a blood test if you have symptoms of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). Your doctor will refer you to the hospital to see a specialist if your blood test comes back with changes. They will arrange other tests this might include a bone marrow test and an ultrasound scan. 

Blood tests

You have a number of different blood tests to help diagnose chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

Bone marrow test

Find out what a bone marrow test is for CML, how you have one and what happens afterwards. 


Read about x-rays for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), including what they are, how you have them and what happens afterwards.


Find out about having an ultrasound, including what an ultrasound is, how you have it and what happens afterwards.

Last reviewed: 
24 Nov 2014

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