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Clin Lab Haematol. 2004 Oct;26(5):347-9.

Platelet larger cell ratio (P-LCR) in patients with dyslipidemia.

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  • 1Department of Clinical Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.


We have described preliminary results of platelet larger cell ratio (P-LCR) analysis, provided by an automated hematology analyzer in patients with hypercholesterolemia and/or hypertriglyceremia. P-LCR values were significantly higher in patients (n = 41) than in control normal group (n = 20) (P < 0.0001). Larger platelets are more reactive and contribute to vasooclusive events in patients with dyslipidemia. P-LCR may be used as an indicator of risk factor for thromboembolic ischemic events.

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