Novel approaches for diagnosing inherited platelet disorders.

Medicina clinica

PubMedID: 28218058

Bastida Bermejo JM, Hernández-Rivas JM, González-Porras JR. Novel approaches for diagnosing inherited platelet disorders. Med Clin (Barc). 2017;148(2):71-77.
Inherited platelet disorders diagnosis is based on the clinical history and bleeding assessment tools. The laboratory functional assays as well as the molecular test to identify the pathogenic genetic variant are essential to confirm the accurate diagnosis of these disorders. Nowadays, the main challenges to developing a new diagnostic system are involved in reducing the samples' volume, and faster and more helpful analysis. Moreover, there are no widely available and standardised global tests. High throughput genetic testing such as next-generation sequencing has revolutionised DNA sequencing technologies as it allows the simultaneous and faster investigation of multiple genes at a manageable cost. This technology has improved the molecular characterisation of inherited platelet disorders and has been implemented in the research studies and the clinical routine practice.