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Platelet Count

The number of platelet in a given volume of blood.

Purpose of Test

If platelet levels fall below 20,000 per microliter, spontaneous bleeding may occur and is considered a life-threatening risk. Patients who have a bone marrow disease, such as leukemia or another cancer in the bone marrow, often experience excessive bleeding due to a significantly decreased number of platelets (thrombocytopenia). As the number of cancer cells increases in the bone marrow, normal bone marrow cells are crowded out, resulting in fewer platelet-producing cells. Low number of platelets may be seen in some patients with long-term bleeding problems (e.g., chronic bleeding stomach ulcers), thus reducing the supply of platelets. Decreased platelet counts may also be seen in patients with Gram-negative sepsis.
Individuals with an autoimmune disorder (such as Lupus or Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP), where the body's immune system creates antibodies that attack its own organs) can cause the destruction of platelets

Test of Result Interpretation

  • Adults : 1.5-4.1 lakh/cmm
  • < 14 yrs : 2-5.5 lakh/cmm
  • 2-6 yrs : 2-4.9 lakh/cmm
  • 6-12 yrs : 1.7-4.5 lakh/cmm


No preparation required.

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