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Reticulocyte, Absolute  (ABS RETIC)

Synonyms:  Retic or Retic Count
Specimen:  Blood; (1) Purple (EDTA) top vacutainer tube OR (2) Purple microtainers.
                        Volume:  Full primary tube
Minimum Volume:  (2) microtainers
Collection:  Specimens are acceptable up tp 8 hours at room temperature or up to 24 hours refrigerated at 2-8 degrees C
Storage:  8 hours at room temperature or up to 24 hours refrigerated at 2-8 degrees C
Rejection Criteria:  Clotted; improper labeling; specimen integrity
Reference Range:  Retic = 0.43-2.15%Absolute Retic = 18.1 - 124.7 K/microL Male 15.5 - 107.5 K/microL Female
Methodology:  Beckman Coulter LH 755, LH 750 or LH 500
Test Use:  The reticulocyte count is an index of bone marrow activity or effective erythropoiesis.
Additional Information:  No Additional Information Listed
Testing Includes:  Reticulocyte count RBC count Absolute Retic Calculation
Testing Facility:  AnMed Health Laboratory