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Test Code RETB Reticulocyte Profile, Blood


Specimen Required


Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Send whole blood specimen in original tube. Do not aliquot.


Useful For

Assessing erythropoietic bone marrow activity in anemia and other hematologic conditions

Assessment of acute iron deficiency

Monitoring early response to iron therapy or erythropoiesis-stimulating agents

Early monitoring of therapy for nutritional anemias (eg, megaloblastic, iron deficiency) where immature reticulocyte fraction precedes reticulocyte count increase by several days

Monitoring therapeutic efficacy of erythropoietin treatment

Monitoring early engraftment after bone marrow transplantation

Method Name

Flow Cytometry

Reporting Name

Reticulocyte Profile, B

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 48 hours
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

% RETICULOCYTES

1-3 days: 3.47-5.40%

4 days-4 weeks: 1.06-2.37%

5 weeks-7 weeks: 2.12-3.47%

8 weeks-5 months: 1.55-2.70%

6 months-23 months: 0.99-1.82%

24 months-5 years: 0.82-1.45%

6-11 years: 0.98-1.94%

12-17 years: 0.90-1.49%

Adults: 0.60-2.71%

 

ABSOLUTE RETICULOCYTES

1-3 days: 147.5-216.4 x 10(9)/L

4 days-4 weeks: 51.3-110.4 x 10(9)/L

5 weeks-7 weeks: 51.8-77.9 x 10(9)/L

8 weeks-5 months: 48.2-88.2 x 10(9)/L

6 months-23 months: 43.5-111.1 x 10(9)/L

24 months-5 years: 36.4-68.0 x 10(9)/L

6-11 years: 42.4-70.2 x 10(9)/L

12-17 years: 41.6-65.1 x 10(9)/L

Adults: 30.4-110.9 x 10(9)/L

 

IMMATURE RETICULOCYTE FRACTION (IRF)

1-3 days: 30.5-35.1%

4 days-1 month: 14.5-24.6%

1-2 months: 19.1-28.9%

3-5 months: 13.4-23.3%

6 months-<2 years: 11.4-25.8%

2-<6 years: 8.4-21.7%

6-<12 years: 8.9-24.1%

12-<18 years: 9.0-18.7%

Female-≥ 18 years: 3.0-15.9%

Male- ≥ 18 years: 2.3-13.4%

 

RETICULOCYTE HEMOGLOBIN

Males:

1 day-5 months: 27.6-38.7 pg

6 months-<2 years: 28.7-35.7 pg

2-<6 years: 27.7-37.8 pg

6-<12 years: 32.4-37.6 pg

12-<18 years: 30.0-37.6 pg

Adults: 30.0-37.6 pg

 

Females:

1 day-5 months: 29.2-37.5 pg

6 months-<2 years: 30.1-35.7 pg

2-<6 years: 29.3-37.3 pg

6-<12 years: 30.4-39.7 pg

12-<18 years: 30.0-37.6 pg

Adults: 30.0-37.6 pg

 

RED BLOOD CELL COUNT (RBC)

Males:

0-14 days: 4.10-5.55 x 10(12)/L

15 days-4 weeks: 3.16-4.63 x 10(12)/L

5 weeks-7 weeks: 3.02-4.22 x 10(12)/L

8 weeks-5 months: 3.43-4.80 x 10(12)/L

6 months-23 months: 4.03-5.07 x 10(12)/L

24 months-35 months: 3.89-4.97 x 10(12)/L

3-5 years: 4.00-5.10 x 10(12)/L

6-10 years: 4.10-5.20 x 10(12)/L

11-14 years: 4.20-5.30 x 10(12)/L

15-17 years: 4.30-5.70 x 10(12)/L

Adults: 4.35-5.65 x 10(12)/L

 

Females:

0-14 days: 4.12-5.74 x 10(12)/L

15 days-4 weeks: 3.32-4.80 x 10(12)/L

5 weeks-7 weeks: 2.93-3.87 x 10(12)/L

8 weeks-5 months: 3.45-4.75 x 10(12)/L

6 months-23 months: 3.97-5.01 x 10(12)/L

24 months-35 months: 3.84-4.92 x 10(12)/L

3-5 years: 4.00-5.10 x 10(12)/L

6-10 years: 4.10-5.20 x 10(12)/L

11-14 years: 4.10-5.10 x 10(12)/L

15-17 years: 3.80-5.00 x 10(12)/L

Adults: 3.92-5.13 x 10(12)/L

 

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Report Available

1 to 3 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

85046

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
RETB Reticulocyte Profile, B 50262-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
PRTIC Reticulocytes, B 17849-1
ARTIC Absolute Reticulocyte 60474-4
IRF1 Immature Retic Fraction 33516-6
RETHB Reticulocyte Hemoglobin 71694-4
RBC Erythrocytes 789-8