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This test measures how many platelets you have within a specific amount (volume) of blood.
A blood sample is required for this test. It is usually collected by inserting a needle into a blood vessel or by sticking a finger with a small needle.
Your test results will be reported as a value that indicates how many platelets are in the blood volume. This will be given as platelets per cubic millimeter (mm3) of blood.
A result that is within your reference range is considered normal, meaning that you have a normal amount of platelets in your blood.
Talk with your health care provider about what your results mean.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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