According to one report, platelet counts on capillary (fingerstick) blood average ±3% lower than on venous blood samples and about 25% of the capillary samples were 25% or more below venous results. Platelet-associated abnormality is most commonly produced by decreased number (thrombocytopenia) or defective function (thrombocytopathia). A bleeding tendency may also appear with a greatly […]