16 September 2022 (Friday) - Platelet Clumps


A question in the Facebook Haematology Interest Group: “Can I ask how others deal with clumped platelets in EDTA”. There was an interesting discussion… I say “interesting discussion”: most of the contributors just repeated what others had said, and of the rest the majority were showing their ignorance, but a couple of useful links appeared:



together with the tip to replace plasma with warmed saline. There was also talk of “thromboexact tubes which use magnesium sulphate as an anticoagulant.

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