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Cbc and reticulocyte count. What does this mean?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Can detect anemia

These are two tests performed to evaluate a low red blood cell count, called anemia.
CBC is a complete blood count. It tells about the number and other descriptive measures of the blood cells. It will detect a low red blood cell count. The reticulocyte count measure production of new red blood cells. Should be high in anemia. It provide more information bout the anemia.

In brief: Can detect anemia

These are two tests performed to evaluate a low red blood cell count, called anemia.
CBC is a complete blood count. It tells about the number and other descriptive measures of the blood cells. It will detect a low red blood cell count. The reticulocyte count measure production of new red blood cells. Should be high in anemia. It provide more information bout the anemia.
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