Reticulocytes Count: Why They Are More Important Than Just Classifying Anemia

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The absolute reticulocyte count measures bone marrow response to demand for red blood cells. The quality of the reticulocyte provides insight into relatively common diseases with or without anemia. Case material will be used as a foundation for discussion on why reticulocyte count.

Learning objectives:
• Ways reticulocyte count is estimated
• Why reticulocyte count is critical
• Why reticulocyte count when there is no anemia
• How to use reticulocyte indices