count, reticulocyte

count, reticulocyte (rətik´yəlōsīt),

n the number of reticulocytes in the circulating blood, giving some indication of bone marrow activity. The number is increased after acute blood loss and after recovery from anemia. The number is decreased in anemias associated with defective red cell or hemoglobin production (nutritional, endocrine, toxic, or displacement anemias). The normal range is 0.5% to 1.5% of the erythrocytes.
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The following tests were ordered: CBC, platelet count, reticulocyte count, total serum billirubin, total serum iron and total iron-binding capacity (TIBC), and a stool examination for occult blood, ova, and parasites.
Hemoglobin, hematocrit, RDW, platelet count, reticulocyte count, BUN, creatinine and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) at presentation were recorded.
The blood smear results, complete blood count, reticulocyte count, and other markers for chronic anemia or hemolysis were within the appropriate reference intervals.
This study includes forecasts for the following reference laboratory markets: general chemistry, electrolyte, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug abuse and toxicology, special chemistries, complete blood count, reticulocyte, individual analytes, thyroid, pregnancy/fertility, cancer, allergy, infectious disease, anemia, diabetes, catecholamine, and drug confirmation.
In addition, other tests routinely performed included ABO, Rh, direct antiglobulin test (DAT), complete blood count, reticulocyte count, and neonatal bilirubin.