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Order Code HCT Hematocrit, Blood

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of draw.

 

Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube, and send 2 mL of whole blood. Invert gently several times to mix blood. Send specimen refrigerated.  Pediatric (minimum) volume is 0.5 mL in a lavender MICROTAINER tube.

Note:  Specimen will be rejected if clots are present in specimen tube.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Reference Values

 

AGE

HCT

0-1D

45.0-67.0

2-6D

42.0-66.0

1-2W

39.0-63.0

15D-4W

31.0-55.0

5W-2M

28.0-42.0

3-6M

29.0-41.0

7-23M

33.0-49.0

2-6Y

34.0-40.0

7-12Y

35.0-45.0

13-18Y

F:  33.0-51.0

M:  36.0-51.0

>18Y

F: 35.0-47.0

M:  40.0-52.0

 

Performing Laboratory

Ridgeview Medical Center Laboratory

Two Twelve Medical Center Laboratory

Sibley Medical Center

Methodology

Electronic

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 24 hours

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85014