What is a Platelet Count test?
The Platelet Count test is a lab test that measures the number of platelets you have in your blood. Platelets, also known as thrombocytes, are tiny, round cell fragments that circulate in your blood and are essential for the formation of blood clots. A blood clot is a mass of blood that the body forms to stop bleeding. Platelet count is a test that determines the number of platelets in a sample of blood. It can be done as an individual test or can be checked as a part of Complete Blood Count (CBC). Platelets are tiny cells that are required for blood clotting. This test can be used to screen, diagnose, or monitor conditions like bleeding disorders, bone marrow diseases, or other related underlying conditions.
When is the Platelet Count test recommended?
It is recommended: To check the Platelet Count in the case of conditions showing low Platelet Counts such as dengue fever. In the case of conditions and symptoms of bleeding disorders such as easy bruising and prolonged bleeding. To detect bone marrow disease. As a part of the routine complete blood count.
Why get the Platelet Count (PLT Count) test?
The platelet count test will be ordered by your doctor to diagnose and monitor conditions that affect platelet count. Low platelet count is usually seen in viral infections, aplastic anemia, drug-induced disorders, and certain auto-immune disorders. High platelet counts are seen following infections, inflammation, and cancer.
What does it measure?
The Platelet Count test measures: The number of platelets present in the blood. Platelets are also known as thrombocytes, which are tiny fragments of cells. These are formed by the large cells that are found in the bone marrow, known as megakaryocytes. After the platelets are formed, they are released into the bloodstream. The results are reported as the number of platelets per microlitre. The number of platelets in your blood is very important in determining the blood’s ability to form a blood clot as well as your body's ability to create the cells that become platelets. These functions may be affected by disease or medication therapy.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 6 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Platelet Count test in Noida?
The cost of the Platelet Count test in Noida is Rs. 150.
How often should I get tested for the Platelet Count test?
The Platelet Count test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the Platelet Count test?
150 - 450 per microlitre of blood.
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day. Every 6 months and no particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.
Is fasting required for the Platelet Count test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Platelet Count test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the Platelet Count test in Noida?
Log into www.orangehealth.com and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a Platelet Count test with Orange Health Labs in Noida?
Orange Health Labs is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Noida. Or our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!