Many patients with an abnormal amount of platelets in the blood do not know it until they have a routine blood test or have a medical check-up for another reason. That is why a complete blood count is the basic test for detecting possible essential thrombocythemia.
In addition, there are other complementary tests that would help to confirm the diagnosis. For example, an electrocardiogram, an abdominal ultrasound, thrombophilia tests or the study of genetic mutations could diagnose the cause of the excess platelets in the blood.
Another diagnostic test for essential thrombocythemia is bone marrow biopsy and aspiration, although this is not the most common.
Read the full article on: What is essential thrombocythemia (TE) and what causes it? ( 70).
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/05/2023