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.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0040080 Hematocrit 4544-3
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Aliases
  • Crit
  • Hct
  • Packed cell volume, PCV
Hematocrit