Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Topic Guide
Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count): Thrombocytopenia or low blood platelets, are caused by impaired production of platelets, increased destruction or consumption of platelets, or splenic sequestration of platelets. These three categories are associated with specific diseases and conditions. The treatment of thrombocytopenia depends on the cause.
Complete Blood Count (CBC) Complete blood count (CBC) is one of the most common blood tests. The complete blood count test provides valuable information about the quantity of the different types of cells in the blood. Red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are the major cells in the blood. Complete blood count can assist in diagnosing anemia, certain cancers, kidney problems, and allergic reactions.