Laboratory Evaluation of Platelet Function

Adam Seegmiller, Ravindra Sarode

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Abstract

Platelets play a central role in hemostasis. Consequently, they lie at the heart of many inherited and acquired bleeding disorders and thrombotic events. The diagnosis of these disorders and monitoring of antiplatelet therapy require a thorough understanding of tests that measure platelet quantity and function. This article outlines basic concepts of platelet physiology and describes the tests that are commonly used in the clinical assessment of platelet function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-742
Number of pages12
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Hematology

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