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Reticulocyte Reagent System

BD Retic-Count™ Reticulocyte Reagent System

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BD Retic-COUNT™ reagent is intended for determining reticulocytes as a percentage of total erythrocytes in human peripheral blood by a FACSCalibur™, FACSort™, FACScan™, or FACStrak™ flow cytometer. The Retic-COUNT reagent is for in vitro diagnostic use.

Preparation And Storage

1. For in vitro diagnostic use.

2. The Retic-COUNT reagent is light sensitive and must be stored in the dark at 2° to 8°C. Avoid unnecessary exposure of the reagent or reagent/cell mixture to light.

3. Incubation time or temperatures other than those specified can be a source of error.

4. The reagent bottle must be kept well sealed when not in use.

5. When stored at 2° to 8°C, the reagent is stable until the expiration date shown on the label. Do not use after the expiration date.

6. WARNING: The reagent solution contains a nucleotide-reactive material and can be carcinogenic. Handle with care. Avoid contact with skin and mucous membranes.

7. The Retic-COUNT reagent contains sodium azide as a preservative; however, care should be taken to avoid microbial contamination, which can cause erroneous results."

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Development References (16)

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