The platelet count measures the number of platelets present in a blood sample. Your bone marrow creates platelets, an important part of the clotting process.
The bleeding time test establishes how long it takes your blood to clot. However, the numerous disadvantages of bleeding times may outweigh their usefulness.
Platelet Function Analysis
A platelet function analysis test measures platelet aggregation (how well your platelet come together) and adhesion (how well your platelets stay together).
Bigger platelets indicate newer platelets; therefore an elevated MPV occurs when platelet production in your bone marrow increases. Abnormally high or low MPV results, when coupled with other abnormal results, may help identify a particular disease. To determine if your MPV falls within the norm, refer to the normal range listed with your test results (generally around 7.4-10.4 fL).
Use this information for reference only. Normal ranges for lab results can vary depending on the instrumentation and methods used and should always be discussed with your health care provider.
The mean platelet volume (MPV) blood test measures the average size of your platelets. MPV generally accompanies a platelet count and other platelet tests such as bleeding time or platelet function analysis.