Platelet Count Test In Gurgaon

Platelet Count Test In Gurgaon

A platelet count is used for detecting the number of platelets present in your blood.
Platelets (thrombocytes) are blood cells formed in the bone marrow. These cells help in blood clotting whenever a blood vessel or tissue gets damaged to prevent excessive bleeding.

Read further to know more about the platelet count test in Gurgaon, including its price and cost, procedure, side effects, etc.

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About platelet count test

Why is the platelet count test done?

The platelet count test is usually a part of the complete blood count (CBC) test. It is done:

  • To detect a high or low platelet count.
  • To detect illnesses that might lead to problems in blood clot formation.
  • To detect bleeding disorders, bone marrow disease, or an excessive clotting issue.
What does the platelet count test measure?

A platelet count test measures the number of platelets present in your blood.

Risks/side effects of platelet test

There are usually no side effects or risks associated with a platelet count test. However, you might feel some pain for a few days in the area from where the blood will be taken using a needle. You can cover the same area with a bandaid to prevent infections from developing.

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When is the platelet count test performed?

Platelet count test is performed if you are showing the signs and symptoms of low platelets or a bleeding disorder, such as the following:

  • Unexplained and recurrent bruising.
  • Bleeding as a result of a tiny cut or wound for a long period.
  • Nose bleeding.
  • Bleeding in the stomach and intestines.
  • Presence of blood in stool.
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Red spots or rashes on the skin.
  • Purpura: purple spots on the skin.

You may not experience any symptoms if your platelet count is high. It can only be discovered using the platelet count test.

How to prepare for the platelet count test?

No preparations are required for the platelet count test. However, do inform your doctor about the medications that you are intaking before the test.

How is the platelet count test performed?

The platelet count test is performed by collecting your blood sample from your vein using an injection. The area from where the blood would be withdrawn would be first cleaned using some alcohol. You can later cover it with a gauze pad. The platelet count test can be done either at a hospital, laboratory, or clinic. Home collection services are also available.

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Interpreting the platelet count test results
THINGS TO KNOW AFTER GETTING TESTED

Interpreting the platelet count test results

Platelet count varies due to different factors, such as age, ailments, etc. Too high and too low platelet count might lead to major health issues.

Different platelet levels are listed below:

            RESULT       PLATELET COUNT
Normal Platelet Count 150,000 – 450,000/µL
High Platelet Count (Thrombocytosis) Greater than 450,000/µL
Low Platelet Count(Thrombocytopenia) Fewer than 150,000/µL

Clinical Significance

Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) can be detected in case of the following conditions:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Improper clot retraction process
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Megaloblastic anemia
  • Hypersplenism
  • Acute leukemia
  • Immune thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytosis (high platelet count) can be detected in case of the following conditions:

  • Polycythemia vera
  • After Splenectomy
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia

Disturbance of platelets:

  • It occurs when your platelet count is normal but its functioning is abnormal. Aspirin and other anti-inflammatories can cause this.
  • Be aware of the medicines that you intake, since these can have an impact on your platelet count.

 

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