P-LCR in Blood Test

The platelet-large cell ratio (PLCR) test is a laboratory test used to evaluate the health of a patient's blood. It measures the relative number of platelets and large cells in the sample. This ratio can provide important information about an individual's risk of developing certain diseases. Platelet cells help identify the number of blood clots. Higher platelet counts can be a sign of cancer, infections, or other health issues. Higher platelets increase the risk of high-risk clots and strokes. P LCR is seen in patients suffering from hyperlipidemia and suggests a potential risk of thrombosis.

P-LCR represents the percentage of large platelets with a volume greater than 12fl. Normal CRP for someone in good health ranges from 15% to 35%. The values of the indices are identical for both men and women.

A high platelet level may be detected in a complete blood count. Thrombocytosis is a disorder where your body generates too many platelets. Screening is necessary to determine whether it's reactive thrombocytosis or secondary thrombocytosis.


Individuals with a high platelet count often have no signs or symptoms. The signs are often related to blood clots. Examples include:

  • Headache
  • Speech problems
  • Chest pain
  • Breathlessness and nausea
  • Weakness
  • Burning sensation in hands or feet
Less often, elevated platelet counts can cause bleeding. This can cause:
  • Nosebleeds
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Bloody stool

A few common reasons for high platelet levels include
  • Recovery from a recent injury
  • Recover from bleeding after surgery
  • Recover from excessive consumption or vitamin B12 deficiency
  • Intense physical activity or exercise, such as running a marathon
  • Use contraceptive pills.
The other causes are:
  • Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Inflammatory disorders
  • Infections
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