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A 72-year-old man is admitted to the hospital with a presumptive diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. He is scheduled for bone marrow biopsy but has a platelet count of 7 K/μL (7000/μL). A type and screen sample (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid [EDTA] anticoagulant) is submitted to the blood bank along with a request for two units of apheresis platelets.
KeywordsCorrected count increment Crossmatched platelets Flow cytometry HLA-matched platelets Human platelet antigen Modified antigen capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay/MACE Panel reactive antibody Platelet refractoriness Solid-phase red cell adherence/SPRCA
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