ALL is usually diagnosed from a blood test. You have other tests to find out more about the leukaemia.
You also have some of these tests during treatment for ALL.
Find out about the different types of blood tests you might have for ALL and how you have them.
This test checks for cancer cells in the bone marrow. Find out what to expect.
A lumbar puncture checks whether leukaemia cells have spread to the spinal fluid around the brain and spinal cord. Find out more.
Find out what x-rays are, and what to expect when you have a chest x-ray.
You usually have a CT scan of your neck, chest, tummy (abdomen) and pelvis to check for abnormal areas. Find out what a CT scan is and how you have it.
An MRI scan can check for swollen lymph nodes or changes to other areas of the body. Find out what to expect.
You might have an ultrasound to check your lymph nodes, liver and spleen. Read about what happens.
Find out about having a PET scan to check how well the treatment is working.
This is a blood test. You have it if you might need a bone marrow transplant from someone else (a donor transplant).