To assess reticulocyte count in relation to bone marrow activity toward diagnosing anemias such as pernicious iron deficiency, and hemolytic anemia; to monitor response of therapeutic interventions.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
Method: Automated analyzer, flow cytometry smear.
|Age||Reticulocyte Count %|
|Reticulocyte Count (Absolute Number)|
|Birth–2 wk||0.0396–0.1375 (106 cells/microL) or 39.6–137.5 K/microL|
|2 wk–older adult||0.047–0.152 (106 cells/microL) or 47–152 K/microL|
|Immature Reticulocyte Fraction %|
|Newborn–18 yr||23–34 pg/cell|
|Adult–older adult||30–35 pg/cell|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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