Understand Your Test

Reticulocytes Count

Formal Name

 Reticulocyte Count

Why Get Tested?

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

When To Get Tested?

When you have a low RBC counthemoglobin, and hematocritand/or symptoms of anemia; when a healthcare practitioner wants to evaluate your bone marrow function; sometimes as part of a complete blood count (CBC).