At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To count the number of platelets present in blood. This may be performed if there are symptoms of a bleeding disorder, an unexplained blood clot, or to check that the bone marrow is working as it should.
When to Get Tested?
The platelet count is performed as part of a full blood count (FBC) analysis, which may be carried out as a general screen during routine healthcare examinations or for the diagnosis or monitoring of diseases that affect the blood and bone marrow.
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?