Retic count helps to tell if a person’s bone marrow is producing enough blood cells. It measures how many of these immature RBC’s are in the bloodstream. Reticulocytes are immature blood cells made in the bone marrow and released in the bloodstream. If a person’s red blood cell count is too low or too high, the body tries to achieve a better balance by producing and releasing more or less reticulocytes. A retic count helps a doctor to diagnose a variety of conditions such as anemia and bone marrow failure. It also helps to monitor progress and health after a person undergoes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, a bone marrow transplant, a treatment for iron deficiency anemia.