Analysis of manual reticulocyte counting.

@article{Peebles1981AnalysisOM,
  title={Analysis of manual reticulocyte counting.},
  author={Donald Peebles and A C Hochberg and T D Clarke},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1981},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={713-7}
}
A statistical appraisal of manual reticulocyte enumeration was extensively investigated. Statistically, the counting variability among technologists was significantly worse than expected for a counting (Poisson) process. the proportional error associated with each technologist can exceed 39%. The technologist-to-technologist variation is the major source of inaccuracy at all reticulocyte levels and is attributed to the consistent application of individual criteria in reticulocyte identification… CONTINUE READING

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