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
Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer