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How long does the platelet aggregation test take?

How long does the platelet aggregation test take?

Minutes to hours: The results of platelet aggregation test should be available within one day. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get info on a platelet aggregation test?

How long does it take to get info on a platelet aggregation test?

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

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What is platelet aggregation test?

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

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What is a platelet aggregation test?

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

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Why would I need a platelet aggregation test?

Why would I  need a platelet aggregation test?

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 type of doctor can order a platelet aggregation test?

Hematologist: Usually this is a test ordered by a hematologist but it can be ordered by your primary care doctor as well. ...Read more

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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

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How long can a platelet aggregation take to complete?

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

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Will Clarithromycin effect the outcome of a platelet aggregation study?

Will Clarithromycin effect the outcome of a platelet aggregation study?

Clarithromycin: Antibiotics that may interfere with this test include penicillins, cephalosporins, and nitrofurantoin, but Clarithromycin has not been found to be a problem. ...Read more

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What's the common cause of reduced platelet aggregation?

Aspirin use: Many drugs like Aspirin can cause this problem. The test itself is not very reliable. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are anticoagulants lesser effective than anti-platelet aggregation drugs in arteries?

I'm wondering why are anticoagulants lesser effective than anti-platelet aggregation drugs in arteries?

Anticoagulants: Complicated answer, there are different mechanisms for arterial vs venous clotting. Platelets more critical for arterial clotting. ...Read more

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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

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I had a platelet count of 108. My dr. Wants to take another test in 6 weeks. Should i insist re-test earlier?

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

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Do piracetam's effects on platelets stop after discontinuation? How long after discontinuation does it take to stop?

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

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How long does is take for platelets to come back to normal levels after chemo and radiaition?

How long does is take for platelets to come back to normal levels after chemo and radiaition?

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

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How long does anagrelide or hydroxyurea takes time to reduces platelet counts?

Half life of platele: the half life time ( t/2) is the number of days that needed to reduce the platelet count to half its number. the platelet T/2 is 7-10 days . in other words it needs 7-10 days to see effect of the drugs ( if the drug is working) ...Read more

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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?

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?

Varies hugely: ok.. can be from nutritional problems.. resolves in 1-2 months. Can be from an enlarged spleen. Takes years to never. BUT, rarely goes lower after stopping and beginning a vitamin a day. ...Read more