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A 26-year-old female asked:

What does "mean platelet volume: 13.0" mean?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Average size: That reflects average platelet size and seems to be at the higher end of normal/ borderline high.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How high is too high for mean platelet volume?

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Dr. Deborah Sculco
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Need more info: Mean platelet volume by it self may not be significant. It is sometimes used with lo platelet count to assess for big large young platelets sometimes noted with itp.
A 52-year-old male asked:

If the mean platelets volume is what it means?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
MPV.: Mean platelet volume is the average size of your platelets. Not a particularly useful number unless you seem to have a platelet problem such as way to many or too little platelets or difficulty clotting.
Last updated Feb 10, 2016
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