The platelet count in EDTA-anticoagulated blood from patients with thrombocytopenia may be underestimated when measuredin routine laboratories

American Journal of Hematology, 04/13/2012

The findings suggest that time–dependent in vitro platelet agglutination in EDTA–blood samples may cause underestimation of platelet counts(PC) in thrombocytopenic patients, possibly leading to improper management.

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