Transasia Bio-Medicals Ltd, Indias largest in-vitro diagnostic company and the sole distributor of the Sysmex hematology instruments in India, has come up with Sysmex XN Analyzer to measure immature platelet fraction (IPF).
IPF is an index for thrombopoiesis that can assist in determining the mechanism of thrombocytopenia. While an increased IPF is indicative of platelet destruction or consumption, a decreased/low normal IPF is indicative of decreased marrow production. Thus, IPF values serve as a differentiator between increased consumption and decreased production.
Additionally, IPF is a potential tool for monitoring thrombocytopenia in dengue fever cases and acts as a platelet transfusion regulator. IPF can now be measured on the Sysmex XN /XN-L series as a part of complete blood count. It is also now possible to monitor IPF in all cases of thrombocytopenia.