Hematology Analyzer Upgrade

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 1:43:31 PM

The UHSH Laboratory is upgrading their hematology analyzer requiring a new reference range for the following reticulocyte parameters:

Absolute Reticulocyte -Reference Range: 0.016 to 0.140(less than 2 years old), units: ten to the sixth power/ul*

Absolute Reticulocyte -Reference Range: 0.020 to 0.120 (adulthood), units: ten to the sixth power/ul*

Immature Retic Fraction - Reference Range: 2.7 to 10.7, units %.
* Units in the Hematology Patient Report: 106/ul should be read as ten to the sixth power/ul.

Should you have questions regarding the new ranges, please contact the Hematology Department at ext. 6198.

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