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Test Code:
LBHARETIC

Order Name:
Reticulocyte Count

 
Useful For:
To help evaluate the bone marrow's ability to produce red blood cells (RBCs); to help distinguish between various causes of anemia; to help monitor bone marrow response and the return of normal marrow function following chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, or post-treatment follow-up for iron deficiency anemia, vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anemia, or renal failure
 
Methodology:
Principles of Fluorescence Flow Cytometry Method using semi - conductor laser stained with fluorescen
 
AliasesName:
Reticulocyte Production Index (RPI)
 
 
 
Test Code:
LBHARETIC

Order Name:
Reticulocyte Count

 
Collection Specimen Or Container:
The specimens can be selected as list below:
  1. Blood/ K3 EDTA (K3E) (Lavender Top) 3 mL, 1 tube or
  2. Blood/ Micro EDTA tube 250-500 Ul
 
Specimen Testing Type:
Blood, minimum volume 0.5 mL
 
Sub Mission Container:
Original tube
 
Rejection Criteria:
Clotted specimen will be rejected.
 
Specimen Stabillity:
Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood, EDTA Room temperature, 18oC to 25oC 24 hours
 
 
 
Test Code:
LBHARETIC

Order Name:
Reticulocyte Count

 
Method detail:
Principles of Fluorescence Flow Cytometry Method using semi - conductor laser stained with fluorescen
 
Schedule:
Tested Daily (24 hours)
 
Turnaround Time:
Collected specimen to report within 75 mins.
 
Performing Location:
Hematology, Laboratory Department Tel. 17254
 
Specimen Retention Time:
5 days
 
 
 
Test Code:
LBHARETIC

Order Name:
Reticulocyte Count

 
 
Clinical Information:
Reticulocytes are immature erythrocytes (RBC) that have been released into the peripheral blood from the bone marrow after extrusion of their nucleus. The reticulocyte contains residual polyribosomes used in the formation of hemoglobin in the developing erythrocyte.
 
Reference Value:
0.3 - 2.0 %
 
Clinical Reference:
  1. https://labtestsonline.org (Retrieved: 22 Jan 2019)
  2. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com (Retrieved: 22 Jan 2019)