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Transfusion. 1988 Jan-Feb;28(1):66-7.

The value of 10-minute posttransfusion platelet counts.

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  • 1Division of Hematologic Malignancies, University of Maryland Cancer Center, Baltimore.


Monitoring of platelet counts 1 hour after transfusion has become standard practice in most centers. In this study, platelet counts obtained 10 and 60 minutes after 48 platelet transfusions were compared. There was a close, linear relationship (r = 0.98) between these values over a wide range of posttransfusion counts, indicating rapid equilibration of transfused platelets. Ten-minute posttransfusion samples are easier to obtain and are convenient for both patients and medical staff.

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