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Have some rna/DNA

Reticulocyte

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How can we see reticulocytes?

If bone marrow is kicking out new cells-

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A Reticulocyte is the same as what?

Polychromatophil (young RBC)

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What is Reticulocyte counts used for?

Therapy anemia response

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What does an increased amount of Reticulocyte mean?

The body is responding well and regenerating.

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What do we stain blood with to see Reticulocytes?

New methylene blue

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What power do we look at Reticulocytes under?

Oil

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%of retics

# of retics in 1000s RBCs/10

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What is a normal amount of retics?

0-1%

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How do we correct retics for anemia?

(Observed % of retics) (patient pcv)/normal pcv (45%)

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What are the two forms of feline retics?

Punctate, aggregate

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The most numerous feline retics?

Punctate

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What is the difference between feline retics?

Amount of granules and circulation time

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What happens if we see more than five nRBcs on s diff?

We must correct it. 100(actual WBC ct)/100+nRBcs count

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Why do we have to correct our count for nRBcs?

The count counts them as lymphocytes