Hematocrit


Sunquest Code:HCT  
Epic Code:LAB289Epic Name:Hematocrit
Synonyms:HCT
CPT Code:85014
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2-3 mL EDTA tube or 0.5 mL in an EDTA microtainer (do not fill more than 0.5 mL)
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL EDTA tube or 0.3 mL in an EDTA microtainer
Collection Instructions:Immediately mix specimen 10 times by gentle inversion.
Causes for Rejection:Clotted or hemolyzed specimen.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Must arrive within 24 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Fairview Clinics, M Health Clinic and Surgery Center, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Age

HCT (%)

0-8 d

44-72

9-30 d

33-60

1 mo-9 y

31.5-43

10-17 y

35-47

18 y and older, F

35-47

18 y and older, M

40-53

 

 

Use:Evaluate anemias, blood loss, polycythemia.


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