Blood Sciences Test

Reticulocyte Count


EDTA tube

Special Instructions


Factors affecting results

Clotted samples cannot be tested.

Reference Range


18 – 160 x 109/L

From: Dacie JV & Lewis SM Practical Haematology 6th ed Churchill Livingstone1984

Test Usage

To monitor response to increased haemolysis. NNU Patients automatically get a Retic count as part of the NNU FBC profile.

Turnaround time

Routine <4 hours

Urgent  <1 hour


In house

Clinical Advice

Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)

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