Test Detail
Understanding the Test
Test Measures
City Price Info
Home Collection
Other Tests
Content created by
Written by
Reviewed by
Dr. Nitika Vashisht
MD Pathology, MBBS
Want to know more?
Read our Editorial Policy

Platelet Count in Pune

Also known as Thrombocyte count
You need to provide
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.

Understanding Platelet Count in Pune

What is Platelet Count in Pune?

A Platelet Count test measures the average number of platelets in the blood. Platelets are tiny, colorless blood cells that play a critical role in blood clotting. This test helps detect or monitor conditions that cause excessive bleeding or clotting. It is often done as part of a complete blood count test that also measures other types of blood cells.

What does Platelet Count measure?

A 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 Pune

Frequently Asked Questions about Platelet Count in Pune

Q. Why is a Platelet Count test done?

A 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. How is a Platelet Count test done?

A 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. What happens if my platelet count is high?

If your platelet count is too high, blood clots can form in your blood vessels. This can block blood flow through your body.

Q. What all conditions can a Platelet Count test detect?

A Platelet Count test can help detect diseases like dengue and conditions such as bleeding or clotting disorders, thrombocytopenia, thrombocytosis, etc.

Q. What are the functions of platelets?

Platelets are tiny blood cells that help stop bleeding when you get a cut or injury. They form a plug and stabilize it to prevent further bleeding. Platelets also release substances that promote healing and defend against infections. They play a vital role in keeping our blood vessels healthy and in the process of wound healing.

Q. What are the signs and symptoms associated with low platelet count ?

The signs and symptoms associated with low platelet count includes easy or unexplained bruising, prolonged bleeding from a small wound, numerous nosebleeds, gastrointestinal bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding. These low platelet count can also result in petechiae (small red spots on the skin) and purpura (small purplish spots on the skin) which are caused by bleeding under the skin.

Q. Is a Platelet Count test available for online booking in Pune?

Yes, you can book a Platelet Count test in Pune with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection available for a Platelet Count test in Pune?

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

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

If you want to schedule a Platelet Count test with Tata 1mg Labs in Pune, 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 a Platelet Count test in Pune?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Pune, a 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 a Platelet Count test in Pune?

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 15 hours to provide the reports of a Platelet Count test in Pune.
+ more

Platelet Count test price for other cities

Price inBangaloreRs. 90
Price inKolkataRs. 90
Price inNew DelhiRs. 90
Price inLucknowRs. 90
Price inGurgaonRs. 90
+ more

Book Platelet Count at-home

Easy online booking
Search for tests and packages, book a time and select address for seamless at-home lab tests.
Live tracking of phlebotomist
Stay informed with live tracking of our phlebotomist's location for seamless sample collection.
Safe collection
Our phlebotomists follow strict safety protocols to collect samples at home on time.
Sample received at lab
Your sample is bought to our laboratory for testing by our qualified experts.
Quick reports, free follow up
Reports are sent to your email. A free doctor follow up is provided to understand the report better.


  1. Platelets [Internet]. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Medical Center; [Accessed 07 Feb. 2023]. Available from: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=167&contentid=platelet_countExternal Link
  2. Heber S, Volf I. Effects of Physical (In)activity on Platelet Function. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:165078. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2023]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4628769/External Link
  3. Jurk K, Kehral B. Platelets: Physiology and Biochemistry. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2005; 31(4):381-392. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2023]. Available from: https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/html/10.1055/s-2005-916671External Link
  4. Park Y, Schoene N, Harris W. Mean platelet volume as an indicator of platelet activation: methodological issues. 2002; 13(5-6):301-306. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2023]. Available from: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/095371002220148332External Link
  5. O'Brien JR, Oxon DM, FCPath. Effects of salicylates on human platelets. The Lancet. 1968 Apr 13;291(7546):779-783. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2023]. Available from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0140673668922289External Link
  6. Frelinger III AL, Grace RF, Gerrits AJ, et al. Platelet function tests, independent of platelet count, are associated with bleeding severity in ITP. Blood. 2015 Aug 13;126(7):873-879. [Accessed 07 Feb. 2023]. Available from: https://ashpublications.org/blood/article/126/7/873/34465/Platelet-function-tests-independent-of-plateletExternal Link
  7. Platelet count [Internet]. California, San Francisco: The Regents of The University of California; [accessed 07 Feb. 2023]. Available from: https://www.ucsfhealth.org/medical-tests/platelet-countExternal Link

Other tests


Orders Delivered
Get the link to download App

All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited


Tata 1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant


Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

Know more about Tata 1mgdownArrow

Access medical and health information

Tata 1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1800 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on Tata 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.