Flashcards in nRBCs and reticulocytes Deck (15)
Have some rna/DNA
How can we see reticulocytes?
If bone marrow is kicking out new cells-
A Reticulocyte is the same as what?
Polychromatophil (young RBC)
What is Reticulocyte counts used for?
Therapy anemia response
What does an increased amount of Reticulocyte mean?
The body is responding well and regenerating.
What do we stain blood with to see Reticulocytes?
New methylene blue
What power do we look at Reticulocytes under?
# of retics in 1000s RBCs/10
What is a normal amount of retics?
How do we correct retics for anemia?
(Observed % of retics) (patient pcv)/normal pcv (45%)
What are the two forms of feline retics?
The most numerous feline retics?
What is the difference between feline retics?
Amount of granules and circulation time
What happens if we see more than five nRBcs on s diff?
We must correct it. 100(actual WBC ct)/100+nRBcs count