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What does clumped platelets mean?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Platelets are sticky cells thus they can stick and clump together. As a result of platelet clumping, platelet counts reported by automated counters may be much lower than the actual count in the blood because these devices cannot differentiate platelet clumps from individual cells.

Answered Oct 16, 2019

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