Hematology and Oncology Book

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Platelet Count

Aka: Platelet Count
  1. Physiology
    1. Platelets are generated in the Bone Marrow at a rate of 10% of total Platelet Count per day
  2. Normal
    1. Newborns
      1. Preterm: 100,000 to 300,000 per mm3
      2. Term: 140,000 to 300,000 per mm3
    2. Infant: 200,000 to 475,000 per mm3
    3. Child: 150,000 to 450,000 per mm3
    4. Adults: 150,000 to 400,000/mm3
  3. Interpretation: Increased
    1. See Thrombocytosis
  4. Interpretation: Decreased
    1. See Thrombocytopenia
    2. See Pseudothrombocytopenia

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