Which lab studies are performed in the workup of secondary thrombocytosis?

Updated: Dec 24, 2018
  • Author: Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD, FRCP, FACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Answer

The laboratory workup in cases of secondary thrombocytosis (reactive thrombocytosis) includes the following:

  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP)

  • Cytogenetic analysis

  • Leukocyte alkaline phosphatase, vitamin B-12

  • Antinuclear antibody (ANA), rheumatoid factor (RF)

  • Iron studies (serum iron, total iron-binding capacity [TIBC], serum ferritin)

  • Peripheral blood smear review


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