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Reticulocyte Count

  • Sample Type : Blood
  • Parameters : 1
  • Report Time : 24/48 Hrs
  • Home Collection: Yes
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  • Age Group: All
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Red blood cells (RBCs) are crucial in carrying oxygen from your lungs to other body parts. Since RBCs have a lifespan of approximately four months, your bone marrow constantly produces red blood cells. Reticulocytes are the immature or partially developed RBCs. A reticulocyte count measures the number of reticulocytes in your body. Abnormally higher or lower retic count may indicate underlying health complications, such as blood disorders, bone marrow disorders, and liver and kidney diseases. 

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Why Do Doctors Recommend Reticulocyte Count Test? 

Your healthcare provider will recommend a reticulocyte count test to assess whether your bone marrow produces a healthy and adequate amount of RBCs for optimal health and well-being. This test can also be a follow-up diagnosis of the CBC test if your CBC test results are concerning. 

Your healthcare provider will also leverage the retic count test.

  • To determine if you are at a higher risk for anaemia and the type and extent of anaemia. 
  • If you are exhibiting signs of anaemia, such as fatigue, weakness, pale skin, breathing issues, and a sensation of coldness in the hands or feet
  • To diagnose sickle cell diseases that may lead to specific types of anaemia in the future 
  • To assess the efficacy of the treatment for anaemia and other blood and bone marrow disorders 
  • To assess your bone marrow functionality as a response to chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatment or a bone marrow transplant 
  • For your newborn, assess the potential risk of haemolytic disease, especially when you had been tested for Rh incompatibility during the gestation period. 

While retic count tests might not always be included in routine screenings, your healthcare provider may recommend a periodic analysis to monitor your RBC health. 

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Can I Take Reticulocyte Blood Test At Home?

Yes, the Reticulocyte blood testing can be taken at home. HealthcareOnTime’s at-home lab testing service in association with Thyrocare, provides a convenient and efficient way to get important medical tests done from the comfort of your place, without the need for a doctor's visit or a trip to a lab. It is always preferable to consult with a healthcare provider about any concerns regarding your test results.

How Much Does Reticulocyte Test Cost?

Are you curious about the reticulocyte count test price and its role in thyroid health assessment? At HealthcareOnTime, we prioritize cost-effective solutions, providing crucial insights into your retic count Levels.

The Reticulocyte Count Test price can vary based on factors like your location, healthcare provider, and insurance coverage. However, we're pleased to offer this important test at an affordable rate of just INR 300! Our prices remain competitive in the market while upholding the highest quality standards.

In India, the Reticulocyte Count Test cost typically starts at INR 800, varying by the laboratory and city. Staying informed about your reticulocyte levels is crucial for proactive blood health management.

But here's the exciting part – HealthcareOnTime is committed to making healthcare accessible to all. We provide valuable services, including affordable Reticulocyte Count testing, in over 4500+ pin codes nationwide.

You've received your Retic Count test results, but you may still be uncertain about whether they fall within the normal range. Continue reading this section to gain clarity on whether your results are within the expected range or not.

What Does Reticulocyte Count Blood Test Results Mean?

Reticulocytosis is a condition wherein your retic count is abnormally high, which can be a telltale indicator of anaemia and other complications. At the same time, a lower count is also concerning.

While the reticulocyte count may range between 0.5 to 2.5% for a normal adult, it can be 2 to 6% in newborns and infants.  [1]

What Conditions Can Cause High Reticulocyte Count? 

A higher than reticulocyte count normal range can be caused due to:

  • Haemolytic anaemia - Your bone marrow may produce a higher than average of reticulocytes since your existing RBCs are ageing and dying quicker than the normal timeline 
  • Blood loss - In instances of chronic blood loss, your bone marrow may produce more reticulocytes to compensate for the blood loss  

What Conditions Can Cause Low Reticulocyte Count? 

A lower than reticulocyte count normal range can be caused due to:

  • Chronic disease - Diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic infections, cancers, and lung and heart diseases may cause this type of anaemia, causing an abnormally low retic count. 
  • Nutritional anaemia - Iron-deficiency anaemia, pernicious anaemia, or folate-deficiency anaemia may occur due to a deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals. This may cause a lower-than-normal reticulocyte count. 
  • Aplastic anaemia - An inadequate amount of stem cells in your bone marrow may restrict the production of adequate reticulocytes. 

An abnormally high or low retic count may not mean a health complication. It may vary based on the lab reference range, testing methods and other lifestyle factors. It is recommended to get periodic reticulocyte tests to gauge the risk of potential health issues and seek on-time diagnosis, prevention and treatment. 

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Disclaimer: Although we have endeavoured to provide accurate information on this page, we strongly recommend that you seek advice from your doctor before relying on any of the test ranges or lab-test recommendations mentioned herein.

Ref Links:

  1. Reticulocyte Count - Cleveland Clinic
  2. Reticulocyte Count - MedlinePlus
  3. Reticulocyte Count: Purpose, Procedure, and Results - Healthline
  4. What is a Reticulocyte Count Test? - WebMd
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