Conventional unit: 103/mm3
Conversion factor: 1
SI Units: 103/mm3
Definition: Platelets (or thrombocytes) are very small cellular components of blood that help the clotting process by sticking to the lining of blood vessels and help in the regulation of hemostasis and pathogenesis of thrombosis.
Usefulness: Low values: caused by an infection, cancer, or vitamin deficiency High values: caused by severe bleeding or infection
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