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Hematocrit
0040080
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
HCT
Methodology
Automated Cell Count
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Mix specimen thoroughly. Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.25 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Frozen specimens. Clotted specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Age
1-3 days
4-7 days
8-14 days
15-30 days
31-60 days
61-180 days
6-23 months
2-5 years
6-11years
12 years
and older
Male %43.4-56.1%40.2-54.7%33.7-55.1%29.7-44.2%26.2-35.3%28.7-36.1%30.9-37.0%31.7-37.7%32.7-39.3%40.8-51.9%
Female %37.4-55.9%39.1-56.7%36.4-51.2%30.6-44.7%26.3-36.6%28.5-36.1%31.2-37.2%32.0-37.1%33.0-36.9%34.3-46.6%

Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
85014
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0040080Hematocrit4544-3
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Aliases
  • Crit
  • Hct
  • Packed cell volume, PCV