Reticulocyte Count

Description: 
Reticulocytes are immature red cells found in peripheral blood and are used in the investigation of anaemia. Reticulocyte counts are performed simultaneously with the full blood count when requested.
Reference range: 

10 - 100

Synonyms or keywords: 
Retics
Units: 
x10^9/L
Sample type and Volume required: 
Whole Blood
Turnaround time: 
1 day
Special sample instructions: 

Must be requested with a full blood count

Storage and transport: 
EDTA
Contacts:
Blood Sciences Department-Guy's And St Thomas' Hospital
Result Query: 020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Contact: 020 7188 9247

Guy's Hospital
Southwark Wing - 4th Floor
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Contact: 020 7188 4781
Haematology Laboratory at Guy's and St Thomas' Clinical Advisory Service
Routine hours: bleep 1358
Paediatrics Routine hours: bleep 1621

Out of hours, weekend and bank holidays: 17:00-9:00 bleep 0294
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015