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