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Published on February 08, 2018

Hematocrit

SIM

20330 

CPT

85014 

Synonyms

HCT

Specimen Type

Whole Blood 

Container

3.0 ml EDTA lavender stopper tube

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

2 ml whole blood
Min: 1.0 ml

Additional Information

None

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

 Refrigerated

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

Room temperature:  8 hours   Refrigerated: 24 hours 

Rejection Criteria

• Clotted Sample
• Insufficient volume
• Plasma has been removed.

Reference Range

See below in the table.

Critical Value

Hematocrit = <15% and >60%;  if <4 weeks of age = >75%; if <6 months of age = <25% 

Test Includes

Hematocrit 

Methodology

Beckman Coulter DxH Automated Hematology analyzer 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday - Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Sandy Hammett 

Reviewed Date

2-8-18

Supplemental

Hematocrit (HCT)

Gender

Age Range

Normal Range

 

  Both

0 - 1 Days

45.0 – 67.0

 

Both

2 - 7 Days

42.0 – 66.0

 

Both

8 – 14 Days

39.0 – 63.0

 

Both

15 Days – 4 Weeks

31.0 – 55.0

 

Both

5 Weeks – 2 Months

28.0 – 42.0

 

Both

3 – 6 Months

29.0 – 41.0

 

Both

7 Months – 2 Years

33.0 – 39.0

 

Both

3 – 6 Years

34.0 – 40.0

 

Both

7 – 12 Years

35.0 – 45.0

 

Female

13 - 999 Years

32.6 – 43.4

 

Male

13 - 18 Years

37.0 – 49.0

 

Male

19 – 999 Years

38.2 – 48.4

Reviewed by Sandy Hammett on February 08, 2018

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