reticulocyte hemoglobin content

reticulocyte hemoglobin content

The amount of hemoglobin in newly circulating red blood cells. It is an early indicator of functional iron deficiency.
See: functional iron deficiency
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Reticulocyte hemoglobin content (RET-He): A parameter with well-established clinical value.
Reticulocyte counts represent the erythropoietic contributions, while reticulocyte hemoglobin content represents iron-dependent hemoglobinization.
Ullrich C, Wu A, Armsby C, et al Screening healthy infants for iron deficiency using reticulocyte hemoglobin content.
Addtional tests including zinc protoporphyrine (ZnPP), free erythrocyte protoporphyrine, serum soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) and reticulocyte hemoglobin content may be helpful (28).
C Brugnara, MR Laufer, AJ Friedman, K Bridges, O Platt Reticulocyte Hemoglobin Content (CHr): Early Indicator of Iron Deficiency and Response to Therapy (letter).
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of reticulocyte hemoglobin content (CHr) in the diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and to compare it with other conventional iron parameters.
The reticulocyte hemoglobin content (CHr) measures how much hemoglobin has been incorporated into the reticulocytes and is a third means of determining a patient's iron status (NKF, 2006).
Describe the main limitations of the reticulocyte hemoglobin content assay.
Reticulocyte hemoglobin content appears to be a better marker of iron deficiency than erythrocyte hemoglobin in healthy infants aged 9-12 months, and may even be a useful tool for predicting later anemia, Christina Ullrich, M.
Effects of subcutaneous recombinant human erythropoietin in normal subjects: development of decreased reticulocyte hemoglobin content and iron-deficient erythropoiesis.
Effects of subcutaneous recombinant-human-erythropoietin in normal subjects--development of decreased reticulocyte hemoglobin content and iron-deficient erythropoiesis.
One alternative iron marker is the reticulocyte hemoglobin content (CHr), which is a direct measure of iron status at the level of the reticulocyte.