What is the initial lab test performed in the evaluation of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

Updated: Apr 22, 2018
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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The workup for immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) starts with a complete blood cell (CBC) count. The hallmark of ITP is isolated thrombocytopenia; anemia and/or neutropenia may indicate other diseases


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