A blood profile, or panel, refers to a measurement of multiple
laboratory values that give information about the functions of your body
systems. Blood profiles provide information about your general state of health,
help your health professional find abnormalities, and determine whether
treatment for a specific problem is effective. Blood profiles are also used as
screening tests for healthy (asymptomatic) people. Your health professional can
use information obtained from a blood profile not only to make dietary or
lifestyle recommendations but also to follow the progression of
Laboratory values commonly tested in a blood profile include the
The proposed revised World Health Organization criteria for the diagnosis of essential thrombocythemia requires the following criteria.
Sustained platelet count of at least 450 × 109 /L.
Bone marrow biopsy showing predominant proliferation of enlarged mature megakaryocytes; no significant increase of granulocytic or erythroid precursors. This finding distinguishes essential thrombocythemia from another entity with thrombocytosis, namely prefibrotic...