The total platelet count test is a part of a complete blood count test. It not only calculates platelets but other blood cells such as
White blood cells(WBCs): cells that fight against antigens and infections.
Red blood cells(RBCs): blood cells carrying oxygen.
Haemoglobin: is a protein that carries oxygen in the blood.
Hematocrit: measures the proportion of RBCs to the plasma in the blood.
A total platelet count test can be done as a part of a routine blood test or a routine overall body health check-up test.