Reticulocyte Count - Normal, High, Low

The reference range of Reticulocyte Count is:

Conventional Units

0.5-1.5% or
25-75 x 103/microliter

SI Units

0.005-0.015 number fraction or
25-75 x 109/L

In the setting of anemia, a low reticulocyte count indicates a condition is affecting the production of red blood cells, such as bone marrow disorder or damage, or a nutritional deficiency (iron, B12 or folate).

In the setting of anemia, a high reticulocyte count generally indicates peripheral cause, such as bleeding or hemolysis, or response to treatment (e.g., iron supplementation for iron deficiency anemia).

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