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Hematocrit, Body Fluid-Automated

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code BHCT
Test group Hct
Performed by Parnassus Hematology
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Method Calculated (from MCV & RBC count)
Collection Instructions Specimen label must contain the date the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample.
Container type Lavender top
Amount to Collect 1 mL
Sample type EDTA anticoagulated body fluid
Preferred volume 1 mL fluid
UCSF Rejection Criteria Non-bloody sample. Testing is only performed on visibly bloody samples.
Normal range RBCs are not normally present
Synonyms Hct; PCV; Packed cell volume
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours
Additional information A manual assay will be performed whenever accurate results cannot be obtained on an automated instrument because of some intrinsic abnormality of the specimen, such as the presence of small clots.

Testing is only performed on visibly bloody samples.
LOINC code 4544-3
Last Updated 3/24/2013 8:12:47 PM
Entry Number 438
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