Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells that detect if your bone marrow is forming enough red blood cells.
The reticulocyte absolute count that can be obtained by your doctor through a CBC with reticulocyte count is simply a reflection of the bone marrows activity in that instance.
A CBC (complete blood count) with reticulocyte count is a commonly prescribed blood test that can help doctors diagnose different types of anemias, see how your bone marrow is functioning and help monitor health progress after a patient undergoes severe treatments like radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a bone marrow transplant.
A doctor will check your reticulocyte count in the following instances:
For a patient, this will just be seen as a normal blood test. For the lab or clinicians, a reticulocyte count is a common test that is done on hematology analyzers and consists of counting the number of reticulocytes on the peripheral blood.
Your blood test results will show the reticulocyte index.
The normal, healthy range in adults is from 0.5% to 1.5%. Nevertheless, your doctor will help interpret this and recommend next steps.
If the results show the reticulocyte abnormal, this will be because of a:
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