The nurse reviews the lab results of a patient at risk for thrombocytopenia. The patient's platelet count is 175,000 cells/mm³. The next appropriate action by the nurse is to


• The patient's platelet level is within the normal range, so the nurse should document this result.

• Normal platelet values range from 150,000 to 400,000 cells/mm³.

• Notifying the physician and placing the patient on bleeding precautions are not necessary.

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