Accuracy of platelet counting haematology analysers in severe thrombocytopenia and potential impact on platelet transfusion.


Although haematology analysers provide reliable full blood counts, they are known to be inaccurate at enumerating platelets in severe thrombocytopenia. If the thresholds for platelet transfusion, currently set at 10 x 10(9)/l, are to be further reduced, it is vital that the limitations of current analysers are fully understood. The aim of this large… (More)

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