This animation explains the tests that doctors use to diagnose acute myeloid leukemia (AML), AML with myelodysplasia-related changes (AML-MRC) and treatment-related AML (tAML). It describes the examination, blood tests, bone marrow tests, genetic tests, imaging tests, and other diagnostic interventions. These tests may be ordered to help identify what subtype of AML a person has and whether it has spread outside of the blood and bone marrow.
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This educational activity has been developed by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc. and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Acceleron, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Oncology.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.