Platelet Count / PLT count - Whole Blood

Platelet Count / PLT count - Whole Blood

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Platelet Count - Whole Blood is used to detect the number of platelets in the blood ,type of cells that are essential for normal blood clotting. Platelets are tiny fragments of cells that are essential for normal blood clotting. A platelet count may be used to screen for or diagnose various diseases and conditions that can cause problems with clot formation. It may be used as part of the workup of a bleeding disorder, bone marrow disease, or excessive clotting disorder

This Test Includes

Platelet count

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Platelet Count /  PLT count - Whole Blood

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Platelet count detects and verifies the number of platelets present in the blood and their ability to function correctly in the blood. This test diagnoses bleeding disorders or bone marrow diseases and identifies the cause of excessive bleeding.

What is this test

The platelet count ascertains the platelet quantity in the blood. Platelets (thrombocytes) are small particles of cells called megakaryocytes discharged from the bone marrow that circulate in the blood. They are triggered when a blood vessel or tissue is injured. A blood clot is primarily formed because platelets have a sticky nature. The platelet count is a test that ascertains the number of platelets in the blood. Spontaneous bleeding occurs due to a low platelet count which could be the indication of a bleeding disorder or bone marrow diseases such as leukaemia.