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Discussion Forums => Thalassemia Minor => Topic started by: Debbie on February 06, 2007, 09:04:22 PM



Title: Reticulocyte Absolute Cell Count
Post by: Debbie on February 06, 2007, 09:04:22 PM
Hi:
Another question:

Nina's Absolute Retic count is 141,000. Normal range is 23,000-92,000 (according to the report)

What is a Retic Count?
What is the significance of a HIGH count??

Thanks!
Debbie


Title: Re: Reticulocyte Absolute Cell Count
Post by: Gabri on February 06, 2007, 09:30:20 PM
The high count of reticoluzytes could be a consequenze of high erytropoiesis.
It could be that the erytrocytes are very smal. To garant a well oxygen transport sometimes the body try to produce more of the needed cells. A lot of thals shows high reti's


Title: Re: Reticulocyte Absolute Cell Count
Post by: Debbie on February 07, 2007, 12:37:50 AM
Okay. Thank you for your input!
Debbie


Title: Re: Reticulocyte Absolute Cell Count
Post by: jzd24 on February 08, 2007, 03:03:04 AM
Just wanted to say that your daughter is adorable! What a cutie. Good luck with getting good medical care for her. Jean