Reticulocyte parameters as potential discriminators of recombinant human erythropoietin abuse in elite athletes.

This study investigated using reticulocyte (retic) parameters as indirect markers of human recombinant erythropoietin (r-HuEPO) abuse in elite athletes. Absolute reticulocyte count (# retic), the per cell haemoglobin content of reticulocytes (CHr), reticulocyte haemoglobin mass per litre of blood (RetHb) and red blood cell:reticulocyte haemoglobin (RBCHb… (More)