Preliminary Communications

Assessment of platelet production with 75Se selenomethionine

Br Med J 1969; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5686.782 (Published 27 December 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:782
  1. D. G. Penington

    Abstract

    Incorporation of intravenously injected 75Se selenomethionine into platelets has been found to vary with alterations in the rate of platelet production. It appears to label newly produced platelets during their formation in megakaryocytes and provides a method by which thrombopoiesis may be studied in vivo. This technique may be applicable to clinical studies of disordered platelet production.

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