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Calculations must be re-checked, shouldn't be used alone for patient care, and don't substitute for professional judgment. See our full disclaimer.
Assesses appropriate response to anemia, frequently in Sickle Cell Disease patients.
Absolute Reticulocyte Count = # or % retics * (Pt's Hct / Normal Hct)
Reticulocyte Index = Absolute Retic Ct / Maturation Factor
Retic Index > 2% = adequate response; < 2% = hypoproliferation
Calculations must be re-checked and should not be used alone to guide patient care nor should they substitute for clinical judgement. disclaimer