Reticulocyte Count / Retic Count - Whole Blood

Reticulocyte Count / Retic Count - Whole Blood


A reticulocyte test is used to determine the number and/or percentage of reticulocytes in the blood to help evaluate conditions that affect red blood cells (RBCs). Used primarily in anemic disorders

This Test Includes

Reticulocyte Count

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Reticulocyte Count / Retic Count - Whole Blood

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

To help evaluate the bone marrow's ability to produce red blood cells (RBCs); to help distinguish between various causes of anaemia; to help monitor bone marrow response and the return of normal marrow function following chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant, or post-treatment follow-up of iron deficiency anaemia, vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia, or renal failure.

What is this test

When you have a low RBC count, haemoglobin, and hematocrit and/or symptoms of anaemia, when your doctor wants to evaluate bone marrow function, sometimes as part of a complete blood count (CBC) then Reticulocyte Count test is perfomed.