What is Reticulocyte Count (RETIC) test?
Reticulocytes are immature red blood cells secreted by the bone marrow. A reticulocyte count test can help your doctor assess if the bone marrow is producing enough red blood cells. It is also used to monitor response to treatment or may be ordered with hemolytic anemia is suspected.
What happens during this test?
This test would be recommended if you have anemia or at risk of hemolytic anemia. To evaluate the function of the bone marrow, absolute reticulocyte count, and reticulocyte production index are ordered.
When to take this test?
0.5% to 2.5%
Frequency to repeat test
Based on doctor advice
Precautions to be taken before for the test
No particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.
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