Number of vacuoles per red blood cell

Range ~20 vacuoles/cell
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Reinhart WH, Chien S. Red cell vacuoles: their size and distribution under normal conditions and after splenectomy. Am J Hematol. 1988 Apr27(4):265-71. p.267 left column top paragraph and p.269 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID3354561
Method Transmission electron microscopy
Comments "By TEM, [researchers] found that more than 10% of thin sections through normal RBCs contain one or more small vacuoles with a mean cross-sectional diameter of 130 nm, and it is estimated that each RBC has about 20 such vacuoles."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108585