Behaviour of reticulocyte counts and immature reticulocyte fraction during a competitive season in élite athletes of four different sports.

@article{Banfi2007BehaviourOR,
  title={Behaviour of reticulocyte counts and immature reticulocyte fraction during a competitive season in {\'e}lite athletes of four different sports.},
  author={Giuseppe Banfi and Massimo Del Fabbro},
  journal={International journal of laboratory hematology},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={127-31}
}
The role of reticulocytes (Ret) in sports medicine became important when the count of immature erythrocytes has been introduced in protocols used and officially approved for antidoping purposes. The use of modern automated analysers, which allow the easy count and the description of characteristics of reticulocytes, increased the possible use of these parameters in sports medicine. We studied the behaviour of Ret and immature reticulocyte fraction (IRF) in top-level athletes practising rugby… CONTINUE READING