Reticulocyte Count
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-3 Business Days

Description: Used to help determine if the bone marrow is responding adequately to the body’s need for red blood cells (RBCs) and to help determine the cause of and classify different types of anemia.

Methodology: Electronic Cell Sizing and Counting/Cytometry/Microscopy

Limitations: Large platelets, parasites, howell jolly bodies, or cold agglutins may cause inaccurate results.

Alternate Name(s): Retic Count, Reticulocyte Percent, Reticulocyte Index, Corrected Reticulocyte, Reticulocyte Production Index, RPI

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.