Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Blood: reticulocyte count

Contributor(s): Annalisa Barrelet

Overview

  • Immature red blood cells containing a fine reticulum of nucleotide material which stains with methylene blue.
  • In other species used as an indicator of red blood cell regeneration.
  • In the horse red blood cells not released from the bone marrow until mature.
  • Very rarely found in the peripheral circulation.

Sampling

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Tests

Methodologies

  • Supravitally stained smear.

Result Data

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Further Reading


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