The absolute reticulocyte count gives the number of reticulocytes per microliter of blood.
absolute reticulocyte count =
= (reticulocyte count, as a per cent) * (RBC)
This value can be corrected for the reticulocyte shift, as follows:
corrected absolute reticulocyte count =
= (((percent reticulocytes on peripheral smear) * RBC count) / (reticulocyte maturation time in days, from table below))
RMT in Days
• RMT = reticulocyte maturation time
No correction is needed when the hematocrit > 45% (RMT = 1).
Reference range: 25,000 - 75,000 per µL
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Purpose: To calculate the corrected absolute reticulocyte count.
Specialty: Hematology Oncology, Clinical Laboratory
Objective: laboratory tests