Platelet Aggregation Test

10 Platelet Aggregation Test Facts

Platelet Aggregation Definition What is platelet aggregation to begin with? To have a better understanding of the procedure, we have to first define platelet aggregation. It involves the clumping together of platelets (platelet-to-platelet adhesion) in the blood. It is part of a series of events necessary for effective hemostasis that leads to the formation of … Continue reading “10 Platelet Aggregation Test Facts”

ITP treatment

10 ITP Treatment Methods

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a blood disorder that can be described as isolated low platelet count type of thrombocytopenia. It displays a normal bone marrow along with the absence of other causes of thrombocytopenia. ITP can lead to excessive bruising and bleeding, resulting from the unusually low levels of platelets responsible for blood clotting. … Continue reading “10 ITP Treatment Methods”

Understanding Platelets and Blood Clotting

2 Less Known Roles: Platelets and Blood Clotting

Platelets are discoid blood components without a nucleus, varying between 2-3 microns in diameter. It circulates in the blood for 7-10 days before being disposed by the macrophages. It is formed in the bone marrow by fragmentation of the cytoplasm of mature megakaryocytes. One megakaryocyte produces between 1000 – 3000 platelets. Platelet formation is mediated by thrombopoietin … Continue reading “2 Less Known Roles: Platelets and Blood Clotting”