Manual and automated reticulocyte counts.
Summary of "Manual and automated reticulocyte counts."
Manual reticulocyte counts were examined under light microscopy, using the property whereby supravital stain precipitates residual ribosomal RNA versus the automated flow methods, with the suggestion that in the latter there is greater precision and an ability to determine both mature and immature reticulocyte fractions. Three hundred and forty-one venous blood samples of patients were analyzed of whom 224 newborn and the rest adults; 51 males and 66 females, with ages between 0 and 89 years, as part of the laboratory routine for hematological examinations at the Clinical Laboratory of the Hospital Universitário do Oeste do Paraná. This work aimed to compare manual and automated methodologies for reticulocyte countings and evaluate random and systematic errors. The results obtained showed that the difference between the two methods was very small, with an estimated 0·4% systematic error and 3·9% random error. Thus, it has been confirmed that both methods, when well conducted, can reflect precisely the reticulocyte counts for adequate clinical use.
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Farmacêuticas da Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
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Name: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21114903
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/102453310X12647083621128
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
The number of RETICULOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD. The values are expressed as a percentage of the ERYTHROCYTE COUNT or in the form of an index ("corrected reticulocyte index"), which attempts to account for the number of circulating erythrocytes.
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