PLT

Complete blood count

Platelets

Thrombocytes, also known as platelets, are cells important for blood clotting. They are produced in the bone marrow and help prevent bleeding by forming blood clots in the event of injury. The platelets attach to the site of injury and form a plug to stop the bleeding and protect the body.

What are thrombocytes (platelets)?

Thrombocytes, also known as platelets, are small and irregularly shaped cells that play a crucial role in blood clotting. They are produced in the bone marrow and released into the bloodstream.

Platelets are important because they help prevent bleeding by forming blood clots at the site of an injury. When an injury occurs, the damaged blood vessels release substances that signal the platelets to attach to the site of injury and form a clot. The clot helps stop the bleeding and protect the body from further blood loss.

Why analyze platelets?

Platelets are often measured as part of a blood count, which is a common blood test used to evaluate a person's overall health. The platelet count is expressed as the number of platelets per microliter of blood.

Abnormal platelet counts may indicate the presence of a medical condition. For example, a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) can increase the risk of bleeding, while a high platelet count (thrombocytosis) can increase the risk of blood clots. Both conditions can be caused by a variety of factors, including certain medications, infections, and underlying medical conditions. A doctor will usually consider a person's medical history, physical exam, and other laboratory test results to determine the cause of an abnormal platelet count.

What can a high value of platelets mean?

There are several potential causes of a high platelet count, also called thrombocytosis:

  • in case of chronic inflammation
  • cancer
  • certain medicines such as heparin and oestrogens
  • in case of iron deficiency
  • overconsumption of alcohol.

It is important to note that these are only some of the possible causes of thrombocytosis, and further evaluation by a healthcare provider is necessary to determine the specific cause in each individual case.

What can low value of platelets mean?

There are several potential causes of a low platelet count, also known as thrombocytopenia. Some possible causes of decreased platelets include:

  • certain medicines, such as aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • certain infections, such as HIV and hepatitis
  • autoimmune diseases can cause the body to produce antibodies that attack and destroy platelets
  • certain type of cancer
  • lack of certain vitamins, such as vitamin B12 and folate
  • certain conditions that affect the bone marrow, such as aplastic anemia.

It is important to note that these are only some of the possible causes of thrombocytopenia, and further evaluation by a healthcare provider is necessary to determine the specific cause in each individual case.

Tests containing the marker Platelets

Complete blood count

Complete blood count


PLT
Plateletcrit test

Platelet count

  • Measuring your PCT value.
  • Analysis of your platelets (platelet count)
  • Gives you insight into your blood status.
  • Abnormalities may indicate health problems.

29 kr

Health checks

Health checks


CBC Test
Complete blood count and B cells test

CBC Test

  • Health check that measures your blood status.
  • Analysis of blood cells that affect your general health.
  • Gives you the conditions to optimize your health.
  • Indication of possible diseases.

159 kr

Depression plus
Health check Depression Plus

Depression plus

  • Health check for those who feel down or depressed.
  • Analysis of markers that affect your energy and hormones.
  • Gives you the conditions to feel better.

995 kr

Heart and vascular test
  • Get insight into your cardiovascular health.
  • Indication of cardiovascular disease.
  • Gives you the conditions to optimize your health.

369 kr

Health Check - Diabetes
  • Health check designed for annual control of diabetes.
  • Includes a total of 15 health markers.
  • Get knowledge and insight into your blood sugar values.
  • Can identify early signs of diabetes.

495 kr

-20%
Woman
Health check - Female

Woman

  • Health check designed for women.
  • Includes a total of 48 health markers.
  • Gives you information about your overall health.
  • Can identify early signs of health problems.

1 945 kr1 556 kr

-20%
Man
Health check - Man

Man

  • Health check designed for you as a man
  • Includes a total of 45 health markers
  • Gives you knowledge about your general state of health
  • Can identify early signs of health problems

1 945 kr1 556 kr

Health check - Rheumatism
  • Measuring antibody levels linked to joint pain
  • Indication for joint rheumatism
  • Analyzes blood status and inflammation values
  • The analysis is used in the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis

1 095 kr

-20%
Health check Large
  • Health check - Large.
  • Analysis of 52 health markers.
  • Helps you identify outliers.

2 195 kr1 756 kr

Health check man plus
Comprehensive health check

Health check man plus

  • Comprehensive health check for men.
  • Includes 65 different health tests.
  • Provides insight into your health data.
  • 10 different health areas.

4 595 kr

Health check weight loss
  • Identifies barriers to weight loss.
  • Get increased insight into your metabolism.
  • Health check before or during weight loss.

795 kr

Iron deficiency
Iron deficiency test

Iron deficiency

  • Measures your iron value and your iron depot.
  • Analysis of iron and ferritin.
  • Analysis of your blood status is included.
  • The test identifies any iron deficiency.

349 kr

Woman Plus
Max health check

Woman Plus

  • Extended health screening for women.
  • 65 different health tests are included.
  • Several markers of hormonal balance.

4 595 kr

Standard
Ordinary health check

Standard

  • Analysis of markers that affect the liver and kidneys.
  • Analysis of markers that affect the heart and blood vessels.
  • Control of the risk of possible diabetes.

636 kr

Sport
Sport performance health check

Sport

  • Health check for those who exercise actively.
  • Analysis of markers that affect your performance.
  • Gives you the conditions to optimize your health.

1 995 kr

-20%
Testosterone Plus
Health check Testosterone plus

Testosterone Plus

  • Health check that gives an insight into your testosterone production
  • Analysis of markers that affect reduced muscle mass, feelings of pleasure and fatigue.
  • Gives you better conditions to optimize your health.

1 145 kr916 kr

Vitamin and Mineral
vitamins and minerals health check

Vitamin and Mineral

  • Health check that measures your vitamin and mineral levels.
  • Analysis of markers affecting depression and fatigue.
  • Gives you the conditions to optimize your health.

1 295 kr