MPV (mean platelet volume)

Mean platelet volume refers to the size of the platelets.

There are several drugs that can affect the results of platelet function tests. Some of these include:

  • Aspirin and aspirin-containing compounds
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and any over-the-counter medications that contain NSAIDs
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Antihistamines
  • Some antibiotics

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Always check with your doctor for questions regarding your lab work.

Last update: 27July2012