Assessment of platelet numbers and morphology in the peripheral blood smear

Alvaro Moreno, David Menke

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Automated systems are currently in widespread use for the assessment of patients' complete blood counts. The evaluation of the peripheral blood smear, however, still constitutes a pivotal tool in the evaluation of patients with hematologic disorders. This article focuses on disorders affecting the number or morphology of platelets as assessed by evaluation of a peripheral blood smear and also outlines some of their important clinical findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-213
Number of pages21
JournalClinics in Laboratory Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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