RETICULOCYTE COUNT- RETIC

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150 Rs

Pre-test preparation or requirements

• Sample can be drawn at any time. No fasting or special preparation required.
• Sample should taken in Citrated or EDTA vial.

Normal range

  • 0.5- 2.5 %  of RBCs

Significance of test

Reticulocyte count is raised in-

Hemolytic anemias (with effective erythropoesis).
Following acute blood loss.
After iron therapy for iron deficiency anemias or specific therapy for megaloblastic anemias Reticulucyte response is higher with hemolysis than haemorrhage.

Reticulocyte count decreased in-

Ineffective erythropoiesis.
Decreased production of red blood cells.

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