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, cilt.37, sa.3, ss.336-339, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/tjb.2012.18209
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.336-339

Özet

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.