Use of Reticulocyte Hemoglobin in Anemia Assessment

12:00 PM to 1:00PM (Americas) Central Time (US & Canada)

Denise Uettwiller-Geiger, Ph.D, DLM (ASCP) Director of Clinical Trials, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson, NY

Iron deficiency is the leading cause of anemia worldwide. Reticulocyte hemoglobin content (RET-He) is a direct assessment of the incorporation of iron into erythrocyte hemoglobin that provides useful information to clinicians for the diagnosis and treatment of iron-deficient states. This session will describe how reticulocyte hemoglobin (RET-He/CHr) has been shown to be more sensitive and predictive than the traditional anemia-defining guidelines in screening for iron deficiency and monitoring response to therapy.


  • Identify strategies to help clinicians better understand wellness, prevention, and chronic disease management of anemia using RET-He
  • Discuss the RET-He threshold for defining iron insufficiency
  • Recognize the value of RET-He for clinicians in monitoring iron deficiency, iron deficiency anemia, and Erythropoietin Stimulating Agents (ESA) therapy
  • Understand the impact of successful laboratory utilization control on financial performance
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