Interference of Hb-H disease in automated reticulocyte counting.

Abstract

Hb-H disease is a form of alpha-thalassemia commonly found in south-east Asia. In this condition, numerous Hb-H bodies are found in erythrocytes using reticulocyte staining preparations. This is the first study addressing the possible interference of Hb-H inclusions in automated reticulocyte counting. In this study, seven Hb-H disease samples were tested… (More)

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