P-LCR Blood Test
P-LCR Blood Test, P-LCR typically stands for platelets Large Cell Ratio. It is a parameter of large platelets in the bloodstream. Large platelets are sometimes called Young platelets and their presence can indicate various underlying conditions or disorders.
The Platelets Cell Ratio (P-LCR) is calculated as follows:
P-LCR=(Number of Large platelets/Total platelets count)x 100
Normal Range of P-LCR
- The normal range for P-LCR may vary between laboratories, but generally, it is considered to be between 9% and 17%.
- However, reference ranges can differ based on the specific laboratory’s equipment and methods.
High P-LCR(Thrombocytopenia with Increased Large Platelets):
1. Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpose (ITP):
- An autoimmune disorder that leads to a decreased platelet count and an increase in large platelets.
2. Viral Infection:
- Some viral infections can cause an increase in large platelets.
3. Myeloproliferative Disorders:
- Conditions like essential thrombocythemia or chronic myeloid leukemia can lead to a higher P-LCR.
Causes of Low P-LCR( Normal Decrease Platelets Size):
1. Bone Marrow Disorders:
- The condition that affects platelet production or maturation in bone marrow can lead to a lower P-LCR.
2. Megaloblastic Anemia:
- A type of anemia characterized by enlarged red blood cells can sometimes affect platelet size and result in a lower P-LCR.
3. Certain Medications:
- Some medications, such as chemotherapeutic drugs, can affect platelet size and lower the P-LCR.
- It is important to remember that the interpretation of P-LCR values should always be done in conjunction with other clinical information, and any concerns or questions about your blood test results should be discussed with a healthcare provider.
- They can provide a more accurate assessment of your specific situation and recommend any necessary follow-up or treatment.