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Hematocrit (NCPL)

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code NLHCT
Performed by Neonatal Clinical Physiology Laboratory
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Method Radiometer ABL 800
Container type Plastic syringe containing 100 U of dry heparin
Capillary tube
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Sample type Heparinized whole blood
Preferred volume 3 mL whole blood
Min. Volume 55 µL whole blood
UCSF Rejection Criteria Syringe received with needle attached
Units
Hct %
Calculated Hgb g/dL
Normal range Hct:
0-7 days 45-67%
8-14 days 42-66%
2-4 weeks 39-63%
1-2 months 31-55%
2-3 months 28-42%
3-6 months 29-41%
6-24 months 33-39%
2-5 years 34-40%
5-12 years 35-45%
Male 12-15 years 37-49%
Male 15-18 years 38-49%
Male > 18 years 41-53%
Female > 12 years 36-46%


Calculated Hgb:
0-7 days 14.5-22.5 g/dL
8-14 days 13.5-21.5 g/dL
2-4 weeks 12.5-20.5 g/dL
1-2 months 10.0-18.0 g/dL
2-3 months 9.0-14.0 g/dL
3-6 months 9.5-13.5 g/dL
6-24 months 11.0-13.5 g/dL
2-5 years 11.2-13.5 g/dL
5-8 years 11.4-15.5 g/dL
8-12 years 11.6-15.5 g/dL
Critical value Hemoglobin:
≤ 7.0 g/dL
Stability Room temperature 30 minutes
Turn around times 15 minutes
Last Updated 11/30/2012 12:49:20 PM
Entry Number 1487
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