Acquired Platelet Function Disorder
Alternate Names : Acquired Qualitative Platelet Disorder
How is the condition diagnosed?
Diagnosis of acquired platelet function defect begins with a
medical history and physical exam. A blood test called a complete
blood count, or CBC,
is often done first. This test counts the number and types of cells in the
If the platelet count is in a healthy range, a test called the bleeding time
can help confirm the diagnosis. In this test, the forearm is scratched to
cause a small area of bleeding. The amount of time it takes for the
scratch to stop bleeding is then measured. When the platelets are not
working properly, this time will be longer than normal.
More specialized tests of platelet function may also be done.
These tests can help detect the exact type and severity of the problem.