10 Causes of Low Platelets

10 Causes of Low Platelets

Platelets or thrombocyte cell fragments are characterized as small oval, spherical blood component with no nucleus, formed in the bone marrow and play a role in blood coagulation. The normal quantity of platelets in the blood is about 150-450×109 / L of blood. The lifetime of platelets is 7-10 days. The blood component is degraded … Continue reading “10 Causes of Low Platelets”

blood clot in leg

10 Signs of Blood Clot in Leg

Normal functioning of the body includes proper response to blood vessel injury where a series of mechanisms result to the formation of blood clots on the surface of the damaged blood vessel. This process is initiated by a blood component called platelets. However, unnecessary blood clot formations can happen inside blood vessels due to certain … Continue reading “10 Signs of Blood Clot in Leg”

Mean Platelet Volume

10 Mean Platelet Volume Facts

What is Mean Platelet Volume Mean platelet volume (MPV) is part of the Complete Blood Count (CBC) test. It measures the average size of platelets in the blood of the patient. The test is specifically used to analyze the relationship between the production of platelets in the bone marrow and the destruction/consumption of the same. … Continue reading “10 Mean Platelet Volume Facts”