Hematology Test

Reticulocyte Count

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
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Test : Reticulocyte Count

Indications : This test is used to evaluate erythropoietic activity; Increased in acute and chronic hemorrhage, hemolytic anemias; The Reticulocyte production index will decide if one is working with a hyper-proliferative or non-proliferative anemia, and thus, which tests should be subsequently ordered.

Normal Range : Adults: 0.5% to 1.5%; Newborns: <7%; Normal values at birth: 2.5% to 6.5%>

Test Method : Flow cytometery.

Related Tests : Hematocrit Red cell survival, Heinz body, Hematocrit, Hemoglobin, Osmotic Fragility, Sickle Cell Tests

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i relly admire your presentation.this is from ethiopia would you please tell me microscpic counting method to deal with poor people.

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