Ordering Recommendation

Mnemonic

HCT

Methodology

Automated Cell Count

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status

Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.

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: 48 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Effective May 16, 2016

Age
0 days
1-6 days
7-13 days
14-29 days
30-60 days
61-90 days
91-180 days
6-23 months
2-5 years
6-11 years
12-17 years
18 years
and older
Male % 42-60 45-64.9 42-64.9 39-63 31-55 28-42 29-41 33-39 34-40 35-45 37-49 44.2-53
Female % 42-60 45-64.9 42-64.9 39-63 31-55 28-42 29-41 33-39 34-40 35-45 36-46 36-49

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

85014

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0040080 Hematocrit 4544-3
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Aliases

  • Crit
  • Hct
  • Packed cell volume, PCV
Hematocrit