Five fully automated methods for performing immature reticulocyte fraction: comparison in diagnosis of bone marrow aplasia.

@article{Buttarello2002FiveFA,
  title={Five fully automated methods for performing immature reticulocyte fraction: comparison in diagnosis of bone marrow aplasia.},
  author={M Buttarello and Pietro Bulian and Giorgio Farina and Maria Grazia Petris and Valeria Temporin and Lucia Toffolo},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2002},
  volume={117 6},
  pages={871-9}
}
We performed a parallel evaluation of 5 automated reticulocyte counters to produce the immature reticulocyte fraction (IRF). We analyzed 225 samples from healthy control subjects, 115 from patients with various diseases, 38 with advanced aplasia, and 22 in early erythropoietic recovery after chemotherapy or bone marrow transplantation. The reference intervals were different for each instrument (ADVIA 120, 0.04-0.25; CELL DYN 4000, 0.15-0.35; GEN-S, 0.20-0.37; SE 9500 RET 0.05-0.21; VEGA RETIC… CONTINUE READING