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How to Book A Platelet Count Test in Kolkata?
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Why to Book a Platelet Count Test?
- Blood clotting does not allow unnecessary blood flow out of the body. It coagulates blood on the spot of injury to stop the blood. The platelet count test is conducted to measure the level of the platelet. The test can also detect health issues that lead to excessive blood clotting or bleeding. Thrombocytopenia is the condition of excessive bleeding. Thrombocytosis is the condition of excessive clotting. Platelets are essential blood cells that keep the body healthy.
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What Does the Platelet Count Test Measure?
- The platelet count test is a part of total blood count. It counts other blood cells along with platelets. The test measures blood cells such as:
- WBC (White Blood Cells): It fights against the germs and antigens that enter the body.
- RBC (Red Blood Cells): These blood cells have haemoglobin that carries oxygen.
- Hematocrit: The measure of RBCs and plasma proportion.
What Preparation is Needed for Platelet Count?
- The platelet count test does not require any preparation before the test. However, in some cases, doctors may recommend fasting. In that case, fasting for 6 to 8 hours should be done. It is also essential to inform your doctor about all the medications you are on.
What Happens to Your Test Sample?
What do abnormal results indicate?
Any deviation from the normal range of platelet counts will show abnormal test results. The normal platelet count range is 150,000 to 450,000 platelets per microliter of blood.
Elevated levels of platelets are known as thrombocytosis. It may occur under the following conditions:
- Inflammatory diseases, or any other chronic diseases.
Decreased levels of platelets are called thrombocytopenia. It may occur under the following conditions-
- During any blood loss in cases of trauma or during any surgery.
Frequently Asked Question
Can I avail at-home sample collection in Topsia, Kolkata?
The MFine app provides a convenient way of booking platelet count tests. The lab technicians will come to your house to collect the sample in one visit. Thus, the MFine app makes it easier for everyone to book the test.
What is the cost of a Platelet Count test in Kolkata?
The cost of a platelet count test can vary due to various factors such as location, time and date. In general, the cost of the test is somewhere around Rs 80 to Rs 250.
I stay in Gurgaon. Can I book a Platelet Count test for my father staying in Kolkata?
Yes, you can book the test online with the MFine app for any of your relatives. It allows an easy and quick way of scheduling platelet count tests for yourself and your relatives.
How can I reschedule my appointment for platelet count sample collection?
You can reschedule the appointment for the platelet count test through the MFine app. In the app, there is an option of changing the location, time and even the appointment date.
Is the lab technician coming for Platelet Count sample collection vaccinated?
Yes. Our lab technicians are fully vaccinated. Further, they also ensure safety by wearing a mask and sanitizer and gloves during sample collection.
When is the Platelet Count test recommended?
Platelet count is recommended to check the platelet counts in the body. A higher level of platelet can lead to disease such as excessive clotting. The low platelet level causes health disease that leads to excessive abnormal bleeding.
Is a prescription required to book a Platelet Count test?
The platelet count test does not need a prescription. Through the MFine app, you can book the test online without any doctor’s prescription.
Does MFine provide result interpretation along with the reports?
Yes. MFine provides result interpretation along with the reports. Also, you will be able to avail a free doctor consultation after the lab test to understand your reports accurately. Our doctor will also advise and prescribe medicines based on the results.
Is Platelet Count a definitive test?
No, the platelet count test is not definitive. The test does not confirm any diseases, and therefore follow-up tests are required. The abnormal level of platelet can also be due to some medications.
What other tests are usually recommended along with Platelet Count?
The platelet count test is performed along with the total blood count. Since it is not a definitive test, the doctor may recommend other tests to be sure of the health condition.
What diseases can be detected through the Platelet Count test?
The high level of platelet is known as thrombocytosis. It can be due to anemia, infection and other inflammatory diseases. The low level of platelet is known as thrombocytopenia. It can be due to fever, dengue, and blood loss in case of trauma.
How can I download my Platelet Count report?
- Login to MFine.
- Go to your profile.
- Click Attachment and Reports.
- Click Lab Report and download the same.
Usually, you can avail of up to 50% discount on Platelet Count through MFine. However, the discount and test price may vary based on lab partner and location.