Platelet Count

Also Known as PC Test, PLT, Thrombocyte count
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    blood sample




    Age group

    Above 10 years

    The platelet count helps to determine the number of platelets in the blood. It helps to screen, diagnose, or monitor the conditions that affect the number of platelets. The platelet count is done: • As a part of complete blood count • In case of unexplained or prolonged bleeding • In cases of symptoms which could be due to platelet disorder

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    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
    The platelets play an important role in normal blood clotting.
    Whenever there is any injury, the platelets adhere to the injury site, aggregate together with the platelets, and release chemicals that help in causing aggregation of other platelets.
    The other tests that can be advised along with platelet tests include CRP test, ESR test, test for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, Prothrombin time, Iron studies, etc.
    Giant platelets term is used for those platelets which are abnormally large. They might be seen in disorders like immune thrombocytopenic purpura and in rare inherited disorders such as Bernard-Soulier disease.
    Yes, please inform your doctor if you are taking any medicines or supplements as it might interfere with the test results.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results