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what does platelet volume reference range mean?

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Dr. William Hammond
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Range of normals: Platelet volume reference range is the range in size of platelets in a normal population of people. A "reference range" is also called the "range of normal" or "normal limits", indicating that if you are in that "range, " you are presumed also to be normal. Certain diseases are associated with large platelets (itp, or myeloproliferative disorders), and some with small platelets (iron deficiency).
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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Dr. Michael Dugan
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Just means: The average size of the platelets are small. May not mean anything.

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