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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.

Performing Laboratory

Ridgeview Medical Center Laboratory

Two Twelve Medical Center Laboratory

Sibley Medical Center

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Electronic

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate 24 hours

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

 

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85014