• Users Online: 100
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 31-34

Recent advances in platelet distribution width


Department of Pathology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
R Priyadharshini
Department of Pathology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 007, Tamil Nadu
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijcpc.ijcpc_12_21

Rights and Permissions

Platelet distribution width (PDW) is a regular parameter in blood routine examination which reflects the variation of platelet size distribution with a range from 8.3% to 56.6%. PDW is a measure of platelet anisocytosis dependent on individual platelet volume distribution. Thrombocrit (or plateletcrit) is the percentage of blood volume occupied by platelets and is an assessment of circulating platelet mass. Platelets in whole blood can be detected using the same electrical or electro-optical measurement methods that are being used to count red cells. Platelets must be separated from red cells using an upper threshold, whereas debris and electrical noise must be separated using a lower threshold. Many recent advancements in terms of PDW have been demonstrated in this research. First, it was tested whether the PDW was based on both mean platelet volume and Platelet (Thrombocyte) count Test (PLT) in a population of patients with high PLTs. In the second stage, we looked into whether combining these three parameters could help differentiate between patients with reactive and autonomous thrombocytosis. Other studies are needed to validate these preliminary findings, and they should be expanded to include PDW tested on other automated blood counters.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed309    
    Printed8    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded42    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal