A 46-year-old female asked:
is a 7.7 mpv low and if so what does it indicate?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Probably normal: Depends on the lab. Even if it's a bit out of the reference range, remember that this is simply the range where most-but-not-all asymptomatic couch potatoes fall. If your physician isn't concerned, you certainly should not be. We pathologists in the lab say, "treat the person, not the numbers." glad you're proactive.
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
Dr. Layth Maolood answered
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Slightly low: Mpv is mean platelet volume. Is reflects the size of the platelets. Young platelets are bigger and tend to shrink as they age. They live an average of 7 days. Lower mpv may mean that your platelets live a little longer or produced little smaller.
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
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