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    Absolute Reticulocyte Count & Reticulocyte Index

    Assesses appropriate response to anemia, frequently in sickle cell patients.
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    Determining if an anemic patient is mounting an appropriate response to their anemia, or if they have an inadequate marrow response (either from the marrow itself or a nutrient deficiency, or the blood loss was too rapid for reticulocyte response).

    The laboratory “reticulocyte count” is actually a percentage. The absolute count corrects for the level of anemia, and the reticulocyte index determines if the reticulocyte count is appropriate for the level of anemia.



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    Poorana Priya

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    Poorana Priya is a postgraduate pathologist practicing in India at Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital.

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