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Test Code SQ HCT Hematocrit, Blood

Important Note

This test is for external clients only.

Methodology

Automated

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of draw.

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 4 mL

Minimum Volume: 1 mL

 

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA) Microtainer

Specimen Volume: .5 mL

Minimum Volume: 250 µL

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Reference Values

Males
1-2 months: 35.0%-49.0%
3-5 months: 29.0%-43.0%
6-11 months: 30.5%-40.5%
1-5 years: 32.0%-43.0%
6-10 years: 32.5%-42.5%
11-17 years: 34.0%-44.0%

≥18 years: 40.6%-52.6%

Critical values (automatic call-back): ≤21.0%
Females
1-2 months: 35.0%-49.0%
3-5 months: 29.0%-43.0%
6-11 months: 30.5%-40.5%
1-5 years: 32.0%-43.0%
6-10 years: 32.5%-42.5%
11-17 years: 34.0%-44.0%

≥18 years: 36.0%-45.0%
Critical values (automatic call-back): ≤21.0%

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Analytical Time

Stat:

1 hour

Routine:

4 hours

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85014