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Complete Blood Count, Platelet Count

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Common Use:
To assist in diagnosing and evaluating treatment for blood disorders such as thrombocytosis and thrombocytopenia and to evaluate preprocedure or preoperative coagulation status.

Whole blood from one full lavender-top (EDTA) tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Automated, computerized, multichannel analyzers)

AgePlatelet Count*SI Units (Conventional Units × 1)MPV (fL)IPF (%)
Birth150–450 × 103/microL150–450 × 109/L7.1–10.21.1–7.1
Child/Adult/Older adult140–400 × 103/microL140–400 × 109/L7.1–10.21.1–7.1
Note: Platelet counts may decrease slightly with age.*Conventional units.MPV = mean platelet volume.

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