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Diagnostic Tests for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Diagnostic Tests

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura includes:

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura:

The physician will take a medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. A careful review of medications the patient is taking is important because some drugs can be associated with thrombocytopenia. A complete blood count will be done. A low platelet count will establish thrombocytopenia as the cause of purpura. Often the next procedure is a bone marrow examination to verify that there are adequate platelet-forming cells (megakaryocyte) in the marrow and to rule out other diseases such as metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread to the bone marrow) and leukemia cancer of the blood cells themselves). Another blood sample may be drawn to check for other conditions sometimes associated with thrombocytopenia such as lupus and infection. (Source: excerpt from Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP): NIDDK)


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