Laboratory Tests

Data sources A systematic literature search strategy was designed and carried out using MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library from inception to December 2013. We also performed manual screening of the bibliographies of primary…

ABSTRACT Background: In humans, it has been suggested that low-level mean platelet volume (MPV) may be related to secondary thrombosis due to inflammation. For this reason, MPV can be used as a marker showing inflammation in the body.

And I thought the MPV was one of those absolutely useless indices churned out in the Full Blood Count report.

CBC…it’s easy as 123! The complete blood count (aka, CBC) is the most routine, but indispensable, of all medical assessments.  The CBC result can spark the…

Bet you didn't realise that there's so much to be gleaned from the humble Full Blood Count.

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