To check for acute myeloid leukemia the following tests may be performed:
Blood test – a Complete Blood Count (CBC) can be used to indicate any abnormalities in your blood. Abnormalities may also be revealed by blood chemistry tests which measure your organ kidney function.
Bone marrow biopsy: a needle is used to extract sample of your bone marrow (usually from the hip bone), for scrutiny in the laboratory
Tests to detect for presence of the abnormal chromosome
Based on these tests, your doctor will then determine at which stage of chronic myelogenous leukemia you may be based on the pervasiveness of the diseased cells. These stages are:
Chronic: The initial phase where the ratio of unhealthy cells is far less and response to treatment is also positive
Accelerated: Presence of unhealthy cells is growing and you may show more symptoms
Blastic: Unhealthy cells are high in proportion and the disease has become acute now, with possibility of becoming life threatening