Platelets – Purpose, Pictures plus Problems

12:00 PM to 1:00PM (Americas) Central Time (US & Canada)

Evelyn Graham, MT(ASCP), Regional Laboratory Manager, Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western MI, Grand Rapids, MI

This presentation takes an in depth look at the function of platelets, describes their role in the clotting process, and explores conditions that can trigger platelet activation. In addition, specific disease states involving platelets will be reviewed and case studies will be presented to demonstrate platelet involvement and associated clinical outcomes.


  • Explain the basic function of platelets and define their role in the clotting process
  • Identify several platelet disease states that demonstrate thrombocytopenia or thrombocytosis
  • Describe the clinical utility of the Immature Platelet Fraction (IPF) in accessing bone marrow activity and effective thrombopoiesis

This session provides 1 contact hour through P.A.C.E.® and the state of Florida.

Sysmex America is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program.

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