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Diagnostic considerations with inherited platelet disorder testing

Milwaukee – January 25, 2018

Inherited platelet disorders (IPDs) are a heterogeneous group of conditions that can affect platelet number, platelet function, or both. Symptoms may include purpura, petechiae, prolonged bleeding from cuts, epistaxis, gum bleeding, excessive bleeding after surgery, hemoptysis, hematuria, and menorrhagia in women. Severe platelet disorders and those with clear syndromic associations can be evident in the newborn period and early childhood, while mild thrombocytopenia may remain undiagnosed until adulthood when it is detected incidentally on routine blood counts.

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Juliana Perez Botero, MD

Associate Medical Director, Hematology
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Nichole Miller

New findings will help make the blood testing process more efficient

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Versiti’s Specialist in Blood Banking Program offers continuous education for blood banking professionals. Recent graduate Nichole Miller’s student project focused on red blood cell antibody testing.

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Sue T. Johnson,MSTM, MT(ASCP)SBB

BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Laboratories Aid Doctors Treating Sickle Cell Disease

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Understanding Why Some Medications Impact Patients’ Platelet Counts

July 6, 2018

Ongoing testing and research at Versiti’s Diagnostic Laboratories will help determine the impact that prescribed medications can have on platelet counts and patient outcomes.

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