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I have a platelet count of 405. what does that mean?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 46 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 clot. Platelets are made in the bone marrow. An isolated lab test is always difficult to evaluate.

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A 47-year-old female asked:

Is a 405 platelet count too hogh?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 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 start until much higher and it's unlikely to continue to rise.
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A female asked:

What does a platelet count of 652 mean?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
37 years experience
Family practice : Your platelet count is a little elevated. It isn't high enough to be concerned. Check with your dr if he wants to follow levels.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your platelet count is high?

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Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Could be reactive: Many secondary cause including infection or underlying inflammatory conditions. Also bleeding, iron deficiency or people whose spleens have been removed. Sometimes, more associated with older populations conditions associated with primary bone marrow disorders called myleoproliferative disease can be associated with increase platelets.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What does a high platelet count mean?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
Thrombocytosis: A high platelet count can be seen in many different conditions, both benign and malignant: iron deficiency anemia, following splenectomy and other types of surgery, in association with cancer, and as a result of a group of bone marrow disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms. It is very important that a high platelet count be evaluated promptly by a hematologist.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when my "platelet count" is 144?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
It's normal!: The range for normal platelets is between 150 and 300 in most labs. Your count of 144 is shorthand for 144,000 platelets per microliter of blood in your body. A microliter is about the tiniest water droplet you could see with your naked eye, about the size of the period in this sentence. So your count of 144 is just a little lower than normal, but not enough that I would be concerned.

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