DOB 04/03/1974 Sex F Pat No 996655 Source GP
Address HOUSE Clinician KILDARE
Specimen No : AW260451P (Haematology)
Platelets 1228 10^9/l ( 150 to 400 ) Auth
Potassium 5.6 mmol/L ( 3.5 to 5.3 ) Auth
Serum Folate 1.9 ug/L ( 4.8 to 19.0 ) Auth
5 July 2011 (Tuesday) - Thrombocythaemia
There are several causes of a high platelet count. However this is a case of essential thrombocythaemia. A primary condition as evidenced by the low folate indicative of the high cell turnover in a proliferative condition.
Also the potassium is raised, - this pseudohyperkalaemia is artefactual and is a feature of many haematological proliferations in which potassium leaks from the cells on storage. Potassium levels on fresh samples are normal.
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