MPV (mean platelet volume)

An indicator of the size distribution of platelets and correlates with the rate of platelet production.

A calculated measurement of the average size of platelets found in blood and is typically included in blood tests as part of the CBC.

The average platelet size is larger when the body is producing increased numbers of platelets.

MPV test results can be used to make inferences about platelet production or destruction.

MPV is higher when there is destruction to platelets, as is seen in immune thrombocytopenic purpura, and in myeloproliferative diseases and Bernard-Soulier syndrome.

Low MPV values correlate primarily with thrombocytopenia when it is due to impaired production.

Normal Range is given as 7.5-11.5 FL

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