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seibertneurolyme
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You get to play doctor. Very informative for anyone who suspects babesia.

A Patient with Fevers and Fatigue

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMimc1208059

Average score on the test (11,000 plus users is at 51 percent).

Be sure and click on all items in lists for more info.

Bea Seibert

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seibert, what is the test for reticulocytes? Does it come in the CBC panel or does it have another name? I am having problems with iron and ferritin and getting the docs to order the right thing is like pulling hens'teeth.
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Reticuloyte count is a separate test from the CBC. Very good explanation at the link below.

http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/reticulocyte/tab/test

You should also read the detailed explanation of iron deficiency anemia. This explanation lists a couple of tests I have never even heard of before.

http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/iron/tab/test

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