A 61-year-old male asked:
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is a platelet volume of 13.7 and platelet count of 144 serious.?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Not really.: The normal ranges for platelet volume and count are 7.5-11.5 fl (femtolitre), and 130-400 k/ul respectively. Your volume of 13.7 is higher than this range, but not much. These are typical ranges, so they can vary. Unless you have unusual symptoms, or bruising, or clotting issues, like blood taking a long time to clot, there should be no problem, and these are normal values for you.
Answered on May 14, 2018
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: The platelet count is more important.
Answered on May 14, 2018
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