Hematocrit HCT

Method(s) Cell Count
Specimen Required
Collect

One 3 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube.

Also acceptable

Lavender (K2EDTA) microtainer. Fill to 300 microliter line.

Transport 3 mL whole blood at 20-25ºC or 2-8ºC.
Remarks

Mix the tube 8-10 times to avoid clotting.

Stability Ambient; Refrigerated: 24 hours
Unacceptable Conditions Clotted or quantity not sufficient samples are not acceptable for testing.
Schedule Daily-24 hours per day
Billing Code 4010009
CPTCode 85014
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
AgeMaleFemale
0 - 13 days45.0 - 67.0%45.0 - 67.0%
14 - 30 days39.0 - 63.0%39.0 - 63.0%
1 - 2 months31.0 - 55.0%31.0 - 55.0%
3 - 5 months29.0 - 41.0%29.0 - 41.0%
6 months - 1 year33.0 - 39.0%33.0 - 39.0%
2 - 5 years34.0 - 40.0%34.0 - 40.0%
6 - 11 years35.0 - 45.0%35.0 - 45.0%
12 - 17 years37.0 - 49.0%36.0 - 46.0%
Adult41.0 - 53.0%36.0 - 47.0%
No Appointment Necessary
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