Mean platelet volume as a diagnostic marker for cardiovascular disease: drawbacks of preanalytical conditions and measuring techniques.

@article{Lanc2012MeanPV,
  title={Mean platelet volume as a diagnostic marker for cardiovascular disease: drawbacks of preanalytical conditions and measuring techniques.},
  author={Marcus D Lanc{\'e} and Matthijs Sloep and Yvonne M. C. Henskens and Marco A. E. Marcus},
  journal={Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={561-8}
}
After the first description of platelets more than a century ago, the knowledge about their origin and function grew continuously. The development of the impedance method as a completely automated assay allowed integrating mean platelet volume (MPV) measurement as a routine parameter of the complete blood count. This enabled us to focus more on the… CONTINUE READING