Platelet

Pseudothrombocytopenia

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Pseudothrombocytopenia, Platelet clumping

  • Epidemiology
  1. Seen in 0.3% of patients
  • Definition
  • Platelet clumping
  1. Clumping results from collection of blood in EDTA
  2. Results in Low Platelet Count on Complete Blood Count
  • Labs
  1. Peripheral Smear
    1. Shows platelets clumped, but adequate numbers