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reticulocyte

[rə′tik·yə·lə‚sīt]
(histology)
Also known as reticular cell.
A large, immature red blood cell, having a reticular appearance when stained due to retention of portions of the nucleus.
A cell of reticular tissue.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The reticulocyte count was determined from blood smears after supravital staining with methylene blue and reported as a percentage of circulating RBCs.
(8) It has previously been reported that elevated lactate dehydrogenase levels, high mean corpuscular volume, and low reticulocyte counts together suggest a thrombotic microangiopathy related to [B.sub.12] deficiency and should prompt further investigation.
Despite a low reticulocyte count, she was able to achieve sustained virologic response (SVR) with the combination of sofosbuvir (SOF) and RBV.
Serial measurements of percentage of E%(FECH) in plasma DNA and percentage of reticulocyte counts of patients with iron deficiency anemia receiving intravenous iron therapy at pre-treatment state and 2 days after treatment.
At one month of age, the infant had a hemoglobin of 10.5 g/dL, reticulocyte count of 2%, white cell count of 7,630/[micro]l, and platelet count 235,000/[micro]L.
A laboratory workup revealed an elevated reticulocyte count, macrocytosis, transient leukocytosis (leukocytes count = 14,000/mm3 with 60% neutrophils, 30% lymphocytes, 8% monocytes, and 2% eosinophils), normal platelet count (= 250,000/mm3), hemoglobinuria, and positive markers for hemolysis [LDH = 4701 U/L (normal < 250 U/L), total bilirubin = 1.6mg/dL (normal range = 0.3-1.2 mg/dL), unconjugated bilirubin = 0.9mg/dL (normal < 1mg/dL), haptoglobin < 6mg/dL (normal range = 44-215 mg/dL].
In this study, we sought to investigate the impact of chronic exposure of petroleum products on haematopoietic output in automechanics and automobile sprayers using reticulocyte count as indirect measure of bone marrow erythropoietic output.
Laboratory investigations included complete blood count, reticulocyte count, aspartate transaminase (AST), alanine transaminase (ALT), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and total and indirect serum bilirubin.
At a primary care level, initial laboratory investigations should include an FBC, PBS examination, reticulocyte count, direct Coombs test and a haemolytic workup.
Leah Pringle from Southern Community Laboratories in Dunedin presents a case study of a female breast cancer patient with an increase in mean cell volume and a raised reticulocyte count. Her blood film showed basophilic stippling that was morphologically distinct from Pappenheimer bodies or Howell Jolly bodies.
A count for immature red blood cells is a reticulocyte count. If your cat is anemic, a high reticulocyte count is a good sign, since it suggests that your cat is responding to the low red blood cell population by producing more cells in the bone marrow and spleen.
incomplete data about vitamin B12, folate, reticulocyte count and hemolytic profile.