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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 or microscopic examination of specially stained peripheral blood smear.
|Age||Reticulocyte Count %|
|Reticulocyte Count (Absolute Number)|
|Birth–older adult||0.02–0.10 (106 cells/microL)|
|Immature Reticulocyte Fraction %|
|Newborn–18 yr||23–34 pg/cell|
|Adult–older adult||30–35 pg/cell|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Reticulocyte Count." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425395/all/Reticulocyte_Count.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Reticulocyte Count. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425395/all/Reticulocyte_Count. Accessed December 10, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Reticulocyte Count. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425395/all/Reticulocyte_Count
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Reticulocyte Count [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 10]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425395/all/Reticulocyte_Count.
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