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Platelets are disk-shaped blood cells that are also called thrombocytes. They play a major role in the blood-clotting process. The platelet aggregation test is a measure of platelet function.

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What test is used to evaluate platelet function?

Platelet aggregation test.


What is a platelet aggregation test agonist?

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