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Table 3 Correlations between platelet parameters and gestational age and postnatal age in healthy term neonates

From: Capillary blood reference intervals for platelet parameters in healthy full-term neonates in China

Factor PLT PCT MPV PDW P-LCR
Gestational age ra −0.143 − 0.237 − 0.255 − 0.161 −0.206
p 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Postnatal age ra −0.085 0.027 0.094 0.196 0.105
p 0.041 0.509 0.023 < 0.001 0.011
  1. Abbreviations: PLT Platelet count; PCT Plateletcrit; MPV Mean platelet volume; PDW Platelet size distribution width; P-LCR Platelet-large cell ratio. a. Pearson’s correlation coefficient was performed in PLT, and Spearman’s correlation coefficient was performed in other platelet indices