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Platelet Esoteric Testing

A Case Study

Ultrastructure Studies Whole Mount

Slide 18

June 2010

The best way to study platelet storage pool is platelet electron microscopy. The first method is the whole mount EM. Patient’s platelet rich plasma was applied directly onto the EM grid and examined. The dense bodies contain calcium which blocks electron beam and consequently creates an ink dot shadow. By counting these ink dots we can estimate dense body count per platelet. The normal range is more than 2 dense bodies per platelets. And this case, the mean dense body count is 10 per platelet, so there is no evidence of dense body deficiency.

Ultrastructure Studies Whole Mount


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