A 32-year-old female asked:
are these numbers considered high platelet count? 384. it was flagged as high on my lab reports as their range is 150-379. all other results normal
2 doctor answers
Dr. Spencer Blackman answered
17 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not bad: Normal lab ranges are based on averages from healthy subjects, so there is always the possibility that a value slightly higher or lower than normal is perfectly fine. Sometimes elevated platelets are due to a passing viral infection or other self-limiting condition. If you are otherwise healthy it's probably ok not to worry at all, though you could repeat the test in 4 weeks or so, if concerned.
Answered on Nov 22, 2018
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