Proceeds from website advertising help sustain Lab Tests Online. AACC is a not-for-profit organization and does not endorse non-AACC products and services.

Platelet Count

Print this article
Share this page:
Also known as: Thrombocyte Count; PLT; Platelet Distribution Width; PDW; Mean Platelet Volume; MPV
Formal name: Platelet Count

Article Sources

« Return to Related Pages

NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2012 September 25 Updated). Thrombocythemia and thrombocytosis. Available online http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/thrm through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed 3/20/2015.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2012 31 July Updated). Thrombocytopenia. Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/thcp through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed 3/20/2015.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (2012 September 25 Updated). How is Thrombocytopenia Treated? Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/thcp/treatment through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed April 2015.

Pagana, Kathleen D., Pagana, Timothy J., and Pagana, Theresa N. (© 2015). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 12th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 718-720, 724.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 21st. Saunders. 2007. Pg. 1414.

Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (© 2007). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 8th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 732-734.

George JN, Raskob GE, Shah SR. Drug-induced thrombocytopenia: A systematic review of published case reports. Ann Intern Med 129(11):886-890, 1998.

Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

Thomas, Clayton L., Editor (1997). Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA [18th Edition].

Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. McPherson R, Pincus M, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier: 2007, Pp 477-478, 730, 754-757.

Harmening D. Clinical Hematology and Fundamentals of Hemostasis, Fifth Edition, F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, Pp 578-589.

(October 1, 2010) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. What is aplastic anemia? Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/aplastic/ through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed Feb 2012.

(August 1, 2010) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. What are thrombocythemia and thrombocytosis? Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/thrm/ through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed Feb 2012.

(Aug 1, 2010) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. What is thrombocytopenia? Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/thcp/ through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed Feb 2012.

(June 1, 2011) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. What is Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura? Available online at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/itp/ through http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Accessed Feb 2012.

Riley R, et.al. Automated Hematologic Evaluation. Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. Available online at http://www.pathology.vcu.edu/education/PathLab/pages/hematopath/pbs.html#Anchor-Automated-47857 through http://www.pathology.vcu.edu. Accessed Feb 2012.

Kasper DL, Braunwald E, Fauci AS, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL eds, (2005). Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 16th Edition, McGraw Hill, Pp 340-341, 673-675.

Pagana K, Pagana T. Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests. 3rd Edition, St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier; 2006, Pp 409-412.

(July 17, 2010) Mayo Clinic. Diseases and Conditions, Essential Thrombocythemia. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thrombocythemia/DS01087/DSECTION=tests-and-diagnosis through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed Feb 2012.

(July 16, 2010) Mayo Clinic. Diseases and Conditions, Thrombocytosis. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/thrombocytosis/DS01088 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed Feb 2012.

(March 29, 2011) Thiagarajan P. Overview of Platelet Disorders. Medscape Medical Reference article. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/201722-overview#aw2aab6c11 through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed Feb 2012.