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How Long Does The Platelet Aggregation Test Take
Platelet aggregation: A full platelet aggregation panel is very laborious to perform and typically takes the medical technologist all day. The pathologist then has to interpret it. When all is said and done, I usually get my results back within 2-3 days. ...Read more
Platelet aggregation: A platelet aggregation panel is used to diagnose hereditary and acquired platelet function disorders. The patient's platelets are combined with agents such as epinephrine, collagen, and adp which are known to make the platelets form blood clots. By watching how this reaction occurs, the pathologist can tell how well the patient's platelets work. ...Read more
Platelet function: A platelet aggregation test is performed in patients with clotting disorders which may be thought to be related to abnormal platelet functioning. This test can assess the response of a patients plateelts to certain chemiocals to see how they "work" and is done in specailized labs. ...Read more
Bleeding problems: Platelets aggregation studies are typically done if there is a history of unusual bleeding and concerns for abnormal platelet function. Platelet function can be abnormal if there are abnormal screening tests (pfa-100, bleeding time). Also platelet aggregations may be done if the remainder of a bleeding evaluation has been normal. ...Read more
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What is P2YK inhibitor effect? Suggested from Platelet aggregation test (Reduced) (ADP mild impaired)
Platelet dysfunction: Please send me the complete results of platelet aggregation results. Thus, I can answer your question better. ...Read more
Hematologist: Usually this is a test ordered by a hematologist but it can be ordered by your primary care doctor as well. ...Read more
2 abnormal pfa-100 tests. Platelet aggregation test "not indicative of bleeding disorder". Continue to investigate, or nothing more to know?
PFA-100 Testing: An abnormal pfa-100 test needs to be investigated further for possible underlying abnormalities. Read===>http://www. Practical-haemostasis. Com/platelets/platelet_function_testing_pfa100.Html. There are a number of conditions that can give positive results, and your hematologist will guide you through a step-wise approach to testing so that you can find the abnormality. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: This is a specialized test that often will be sent to a lab in another city or state to be performed, and a pathologist needs to interpret the results and fend back a report. Depending on where this was done it could vary from a day to about 2weeks. ...Read more
Aspirin use: Many drugs like Aspirin can cause this problem. The test itself is not very reliable. ...Read more
I'm wondering why are anticoagulants lesser effective than anti-platelet aggregation drugs in arteries?
What cause our platelet low and if d reading is jus 99, is it very dangerous n please guide me what type of treatment I can seek n what test I take?
Many causes: Low platelet counts (thrombocytopenia) can be caused by many things. One of the most common causes is itp (immune-mediated thrombocytopenic purpura), where the body makes antibodies that recognize a patient's own platelets. This can be self-limiting requiring no treatment, to requiring strong medicines. A count of 99 (=99000), is not dangerous, but must be monitored. Hem-onc doc can find cause. ...Read more
I had a platelet count of 108. My dr. Wants to take another test in 6 weeks. Should I insist re-test earlier?
Possibly: If you are otherwise health, it is probably ok, but if it had been normal in the past, or unknown, I usually repeat in 1-2 weeks to make sure that it isn't plummeting, or a lab error. ...Read more
Do piracetam's effects on platelets stop after discontinuation? How long after discontinuation does it take to stop?
Depends on duration: It depends upon the duration of your taking piracetam. If you've taken it daily for a year or so, it will probably take a month or so for your platelets for normalize. If you've only taken it periodically, a week or so for normalization. Ultimately it all depends upon your bone marrow's health. ...Read more
Variable: Usually you see some recovery in a could of months but occasionally platelet levels will stay sub normal especially if your pelvis was radiated. ...Read more
If frequent alcohol was cause of low platelets- and that person stopped drinking- how long would it take for platelets to return to normal levels?
How long does leukaemia take to develop? My daughter is 11, has had low platelets (20) and neutropenia (0.5) for the last year. BM biopsy was clear.
What kind of food, vitamin and dietary supplement, if any, my 15ys son may take to improve his reduced platelets production? His last test shows 53, 000.
Platelet function test: collagen epinephrine normal, but ADP prolonged by 25 sec. Possible causes? Have normal CBC, PT, aPTT, CRP, d-dimer, comp met.
Aspirin exposure: This pattern of results could be from ingesting aspirin in some way. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is found in many things these days, including migraine meds, suppositories, fever/cough/cold relievers, & other OTC medications. Also, salicylate (salicylic acid), a prescription med for joint pain possible. Lastly, Plavix (clopidogrel) & other newer prescription meds aren't excluded. Happy hunting 4 u & ur doc! ...Read more
My husband in last stage off liver failure and hep c. He is bleeding out had many blood transfusion, platelets. Cancer. How long for test see what stage?
See Hepatologist: Your husband has a serious set of medical problems, end-stage liver failure from hepatitis C complicated by portal hypertension from cirrhosis and liver cancer. I suggest that he see a liver specialist, a hepatologist, to care for his condition and assess options - with a background of alcohol abuse, he might not be a liver transplant candidate but there may be other options. Do this ASAP ...Read more
My 15ys son has 43, 000 platelets. His bone marrow exam is fine, full blood count is ok, ldh ok, TSH ok, non reactive to hcv. What other test can he take?
Platelet workup: I trust there were plenty of megakaryocytes / platelet precursors in the marrow. We'll want to see whether junior has immunoglobulin associated with his platelets (autoimmune thrombocytopenia); I trust there's nothing to suggest lupus or ttp. The hematology team already knows about this. ...Read more
Bruise comes and goes, same spot for 6 mo. Now on left arm. Had CBC, platelet, clotting test, cardiac workup, normal. Do not take aspirin. Thoughts?
Trauma: Brusises result from a local area of trauma to the skin. When taking anticoagulants or if clotting mechanisms are off, they help with extent of bruising but do not initiate the process. If the bruise is in the same site look for what might cause the problem like pressure against the site when sleeping or sitting at the computer. ...Read more
Dad has 10 hemoglobin and 29 hematocrit. Platelets 13.5. Other tests normal:mcv, mch, wbc, esr, neutophil, kidney, b12...Why anemia? Take bone marow test?
32 y.O. Female, over the last 5 yrs my platelet count have gotten low. I take iron daily but if I don't they will get low quick. What can cause this?
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