reticulocyte


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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.
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Investigations such as haemoglobin, WBC count, platelet count, reticulocyte count and serum bilirubin were done on admission.
There were no statistically significant differences in the mean hemoglobin level, mean MCV, mean serum TIBC, mean reticulocyte count, and mean ZPP (P > 0.
A test panel based on the haematological parameters of FBC and CHr (as part of the reticulocyte count) costs approximately ZAR220.
Reticulocyte production did not decrease as a result of infection in STAT1[sup]−/− mice or their 1296 controls [Figure 5]b, but there was a significant loss of biotinylated RBC in both strains compared with sham-infected mice [Figure 5]c.
On each occasion, 2 ml of whole blood was collected into an EDTA vacutainer for measurement of haemoglobin concentration [Hb], haematocrit (Hct), and reticulocytes (%retics) (Sysmex XT-2000i; Sysmex Corporation, Japan).
Myeloid recovery was defined as an absolute neutrophil count of more than 500/[micro]L, and erythroid and megakaryocyte lineage reconstitution were defined as reticulocyte counts of more than 3 x [10.
During 4 weeks in July and August 2011, the laboratory processed all routine blood samples in reticulocyte mode for obtaining the retPLT count.
Reticulocyte staining was used to calculate the percentage of reticulocyte in all the groups.
Results: The reticulocyte response at 1 week time was significantly more with intramuscular iron as compared to oral iron.
Despite the changes in the number of the morphotic elements of blood occurring during physical exercise in water at 4[degrees]C and 25[degrees]C, no increases or decreases were observed in the reticulocyte counts, or in the number RBC with changed shapes (poikilocytosis).
A reticulocyte test will look for these immature red blood cells.