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Platelet Count in Bhubaneshwar

Also known as Thrombocyte count
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Understanding Platelet Count in Bhubaneshwar

What is Platelet Count in Bhubaneshwar?

The Platelet Count test, often done as a part of a complete blood count test, measures the number of platelets in the blood and is available at an affordable price in Bhubaneshwar with Tata 1mg labs. Platelets are tiny blood cells essential for blood clotting and wound healing. Abnormal platelet counts can indicate bleeding disorders, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), or thrombocytosis (high platelet count)

The Platelet Count test may be recommended if you have symptoms such as easy or excessive bruising, prolonged bleeding from cuts, or spontaneous bleeding from the gums or nose, which may suggest a platelet disorder. Also, this test is generally included as part of a routine health check-up or to monitor the progress of treatment in individuals with known platelet disorders or conditions that can affect platelet counts, such as leukemia or chemotherapy treatment. No special preparation is required for this test. 



What does Platelet Count measure?

The Platelet Count test measures the average number of platelets in the blood. Platelets are disk-shaped tiny cells originating from large cells known as megakaryocytes, which are found in the bone marrow. After the platelets are formed, they are released into the blood circulation. Their average life span is 7-10 days. 

Platelets help stop the bleeding, whenever there is an injury or trauma to a tissue or blood vessel, by adhering and accumulating at the injury site and releasing chemical compounds that stimulate the gathering of more platelets. A loose platelet plug is formed at the site of injury and this process is known as primary hemostasis. These activated platelets support the coagulation pathway that involves a series of steps, including the sequential activation of clotting factors; this process is known as secondary hemostasis. After this step, there is a formation of fibrin strands that form a mesh incorporated into and around the platelet plug. This mesh strengthens and stabilizes the blood clot so that it remains in place until the injury heals. After healing, other factors come into play and break the clot down so that it gets removed. In case the platelets are not sufficient in number or not functioning properly, a stable clot might not form. These unstable clots can result in an increased risk of excessive bleeding. 

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Platelet Count in Bhubaneshwar

Frequently Asked Questions about Platelet Count in Bhubaneshwar

Q. Why is the Platelet Count test done?

The Platelet Count test may be done to diagnose or monitor a variety of conditions such as thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), thrombocytosis (high platelet count), bleeding disorders, and autoimmune disorders.

Q. Do I need to fast before taking the Platelet Count test?

No fasting is required for this test. You can schedule it at your convenience without avoiding food or water beforehand.

Q. How is the Platelet Count test done?

The Platelet Count test is done using a sample of blood that is withdrawn from a patient’s vein. The blood sample is collected in a vial and sent to the lab for analysis.

Q. Can I schedule the Platelet Count test online in Bhubaneshwar near me?

Yes. In Bhubaneshwar, you can schedule the Platelet Count test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is home sample collection available for the Platelet Count test in Bhubaneshwar?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers home sample collection for the Platelet Count test in Bhubaneshwar. You can also select the date and time for sample collection as per your schedule and convenience.

Q. How can I schedule the Platelet Count test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bhubaneshwar?

If you want to schedule the Platelet Count test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bhubaneshwar, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of the Platelet Count test in Bhubaneshwar?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Bhubaneshwar, the Platelet Count test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 90.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of the Platelet Count test in Bhubaneshwar?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 48 hours to provide the reports of the Platelet Count test in Bhubaneshwar.
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