Table 1

Tests that might be required on a bone marrow aspirate

Tests applied routinely
Cytology on a Romanowsky stained film
A Perls' stain for haemosiderin
Tests applied selectively
Other cytochemical tests
Cytogenetic analysis
Molecular genetic analysis
Culture for mycobacteria, leishmania, histoplasma, or other microorganisms
Deoxyuridine suppression test
Culture of colony forming units
Ultrastructural examination