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Is a 405 platelet count too hogh

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Okay with me: I'm a pathologist. It's normal in my book, though most folks run a bit lower. Trust you're not iron deficient. Trouble from high platelets doesn't sta... Read More
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
No: No this is on the high end of normal.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
The platelet count may vary and if there is inflammation or an infection, a repeat test may be indicated. Please follow up with your PCP.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Normal: 405 means 405, 000 platelets per microliter. A normal platelet count is between 150, 000 and 450, 000. Platelets are tiny cells that make the blood cl... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Sudden increases in total platelet count may be lab errors, but if a repeat test confirms the second value, consult a hematologist, as blood clotting ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Same numbers: In the grand scheme of things, 146,000 and 150,000 are the same number when counting platelets. There is no difference. Life is not exact. Sometimes n... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Huh?: I suspect you mean red blood cells as they are dependent upon adequate iron stores for production and are often low in menstruating and birthing femal... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Depends : Traditionally, fasting for bloodwork does not require you to not drink water. In fact, you're encouraged to drink water in order to maintain normal hy... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
High platelet count: There are many causes for a high platelet count. Many times it is reactive--in response to another medical issue like an infection or having no splee... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: Near the upper limit of normal in many labs. No concern unless there is more going on than just the lab.