Directory of Tests:

Hematocrit

Test Name

Hematocrit

Test Code

104

Unit

%

Station

Hematology

Synonym Name/Abbreviation

Hct; Packed Cell Volume;
PCV

CPT Code

85014

Performing Facility

American Medical Labs, Herzliya
Pituah

Analyzer

Siemens Advia 2120 or 120

Test Method

Automated Cell Counter

AML Preferred Tube

3 mL EDTA whole blood

Storage Instructions

Room temperature up to 4h. Stored and transported
refrigerated up to 24 h.

Min. Volume

1 mL

Comments

Gently Invert tube 8-10 times after venipuncture to ensure
smooth mixing with anti-coagulant

Turn-Around-Time

One day

 

Intended Use

Evaluate anemia, blood loss, hemolytic anemia, polycythemia,
and state of hydration.

 

Limitations

Test cannot be performed on clotted or hemolyzed samples,
specimens diluted by I.V. fluid or tube not filled with correct
volume.

Patient Preparation

No patient preparation
needed.

Reasons for Rejection

Clotted sample, improper tube, incorrect volume, incorrect
labeling, dilution of blood with I.V. fluid, samples older than 24
hours.

Adult Reference Ranges

Male: 42.0 to 52.0%;

 Female: 36.0 to
47.0%.

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