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    Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH)

    Blood is comprised of red blood cells, platelets, and various white blood cells.

    Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (PCH) is a rare blood disorder in which the body’s immune system produces that destroy red blood cells when a person goes...

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    Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)

    Blood is comprised of red blood cells, platelets, and various white blood cells.

    Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria is a rare disease in which red blood cells break down earlier than normal.

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    Partial thromboplastin time (PTT)

    Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) is a blood test that looks at how long it takes for blood to clot. It can help tell if you have bleeding or clotting problems.

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    PBG test

    The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, ureters, urethra and bladder.

    Porphobilinogen (PBG) is one of several types of porphyrins found in your body. Normally, your body breaks down porphyrins into heme, an important part of...

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    Pernicious anemia

    This picture shows large, dense, oversized, red blood cells (RBCs) that are seen in megaloblastic anemia. Megaloblastic anemia can occur when there is a deficiency of vitamin B-12.

    Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues. There are many types of...

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    Phlegmasia cerulea dolens

    Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) affects mainly the veins in the lower leg and the thigh. It involves the formation of a clot (thrombus) in the larger veins of the area.

    Phlegmasia cerulea dolens is an uncommon, severe form of (blood clots in the vein), usually in the upper leg.

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    Platelet aggregation test

    The platelet aggregation test checks to see how well , a part of blood, clump together and cause blood clotting.

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    Platelet associated antibodies

    Blood is drawn from a vein (venipuncture), usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. A needle is inserted into the vein, and the blood is collected in an air-tight vial or a syringe. Preparation may vary depending on the specific test.

    A test for platelet-associated antibodies shows if you have antibodies against platelets in your blood.

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    Platelet count

    A platelet count is a test to measure how many platelets you have in your blood. Platelets are parts of the blood that help the blood clot. They are smaller...

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    Polycythemia vera

    Polycythemia vera is a bone marrow disease that leads to an abnormal increase in the number of blood cells. The red blood cells are mostly affected.