Test Directory / Reticulocytes
|FBC added on the same sample
|The reticulocyte count is used to help determine if the bone marrow is responding adequately to the body's need for red blood cells (RBC's) and to help determine the cause of and classify different types of anaemia. Retics can be distuighed from mature RBCs which do not contain genetic material. A result of a FBC may relex a Retic test
|1 x 3 mL (adult) 1 x 0.5 mL (paed) (can be shared with a ESR sample)
|Must be at least half filled
|1 hour (urgent) 4 hours (routine)
|Reference range printed on final report.