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Platelet Distribution Width

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Overview


What is Platelet Distribution Width?

Platelet Distribution Width or platelet count is done to determine the number of platelets found in the sample of an individual’s blood. It is often advised during a regular full blood count test.


Interpreting Platelet Distribution Width results


Interpretations

A low platelet count indicates disorders in the bone marrow. A high platelet count is referred to as thrombocytosis and can cause Cancer in the lung, gastrointestinal, ovarian, breast or lymphoma.



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