platelet satellitism

platelet satellitism

agglutination of platelets about neutrophils in blood treated with EDTA, leading to artificially low platelet counts.
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Beside manual estimation of platelet count, blood film evaluation provides additional assessment of platelet size, shape, granulation, and analysis of phenomena such as aggregation or platelet satellitism.
We excluded from the study, by examination for the blood smears, the pseudo-thrombopenic samples caused by platelet clumps, macrothrombocytes and platelet satellitism.
To prevent reporting of spurious thrombocytopenia when platelet clumps, giant platelets, or platelet satellitism are present (HEM.
cautions such as platelet clumps, platelet fragments, giant platelets, platelet satellitism, and bizarre platelets) were included in the study.
Platelet satellitism is for Rill (CD16) receptor-mediated.

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