Thrombocytes, also known as platelets or TPK, are a type of blood cell that helps the blood clot. Platelet counts are often ordered as part of a routine blood test or as part of a medical evaluation for various reasons, including to help diagnose bleeding or clotting disorders or to monitor treatment for these conditions.
The test is for you who want to gain insight into and a good overview of your blood values. Along with several other markers for red and white blood cells TPK is also included in the complete blood count and b-cell test.
This is how it works: The test is a blood test that is carried out at the selected sampling unit.
Sample response: You normally have a response within 6 banking days after taking the sample. The test answer is sent digitally to your e-mail. Together with your test results, you will receive a report in English about your values and the doctor's comment.
Remember: Bring valid identification with you when taking the sample.
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.
Platelets are often measured as part of a blood count, which is a common blood test used to evaluate a person's general 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.
There are several potential causes of a high platelet count, also called thrombocytosis, some are;
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.
There are several potential causes of a low platelet count, also known as thrombocytopenia. Some possible causes of low platelet count include;
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.
The sampling is performed by experienced staff at one of our clinics in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Test results and (including any travel certificate) are sent digitally via e-mail.
We will always send you the test result within the same day.
Simple, safe and smooth sampling.
The sample is sent for analysis.
The result is sent digitally.