Hematology and Oncology Book

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Pseudothrombocytopenia

Aka: Pseudothrombocytopenia, Platelet clumping
  1. Epidemiology
    1. Seen in 0.3% of patients
  2. Definition: Platelet clumping
    1. Clumping results from collection of blood in EDTA
    2. Results in Low Platelet Count on Complete Blood Count
  3. Labs
    1. Peripheral Smear
      1. Shows platelets clumped, but adequate numbers

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