EDTA-dependent pseudothrombocytopenia in a patient with the prediagnosis of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura

Ozcelik F., Oztosun M., Gulsun M., Arslan E., SERDAR M. A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.37, no.3, pp.336-339, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Objective: EDTA-dependent PTCP is a phenomenon characterized by a spurious low platelet count due to platelet clumping in blood sample anticoagulated with EDTA. Nowadays, a significant number of patients who are considered thrombocytopenia are actually pseudothrombocytopenia cases. The detection of these cases is extremely important for prevention of the wrong treatments and practices.