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MPV - Mean Platelet Volume

SI UNITS (recommended)


* The SI units is the recommended method of reporting clinical laboratory results

Units of measurement
fL, µm^3, cu µm, cubic µm

The mean platelet volume (MPV) is sometimes ordered in conjunction with a platelet count. The MPV indicates the uniformity of size of the platelet population. It is used for the differential diagnosis of thrombocytopenia.

The relative size of platelets varies with platelet production . When the overall platelet count drops, functioning bone marrow produces younger and larger platelets to compensate for the decreased number of platelets. This process results in an increased mean platelet volume. Lack of bone marrow function results in the decreased production of platelets, a diminished platelet size, and a decreased mean platelet volume.

Reference Intervals

Adults: 7.4–10.4 µm3 or fL

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