Tests and treatments

GOSH nurse carrying out a test on a patient

Here you can read about lots of different tests, treatments and medical procedures offered to teenagers at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Blood tests

People have blood tests so that their blood can be checked in a laboratory. The most common blood tests involve checking the cells in your blood including the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

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Bone density or DEXA scans

This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) tells you about bone density or DEXA scans and why you might need one.

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Bone marrow test

If you come to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for a bone marrow test (or biopsy) your doctors will take a sample of your bone marrow that they can then look at closely under a microscope.

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Bone marrow transplant

Bone marrow is soft tissue that lives in the cavities of some bones and is the source of all blood cells.

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Botulinum toxin injections

This information explains about injections of a medicine called botulinum toxin. It also tells you what to expect when you come to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for the injections.

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