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How to sample from bone marrow
  1. Paul Higgs

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Paul Higgs qualified from the University of Cambridge in 2006. He then worked in first-opinion practice until he undertook a residency at the University of Bristol in small animal medicine. He became a European Specialist in small animal medicine in 2014 and is currently clinical director at Highcroft Referrals in Bristol.

With the stylet in place, engage the Jamshidi needle with the bone and then, using firm pressure, rotate the head of the needle back and forth to drive it into the bone

Bone marrow biopsy is performed to determine whether there is any functional, structural or cellular change to the bone marrow. It is a procedure that is only necessary if there is a very high suspicion of bone marrow …

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