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Lab Dept:

Hematology

Test Name:

HEMATOCRIT, PUMP

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

HCTP

Synonyms:

Hematocrit, Pump, Whole Blood

CPT Codes:

85014 – Other than spun hematocrit

Test Includes:

Pump hematocrit measured as a per cent.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Useful for determining the hematocrit of the pump prime solution prior to certain procedures such as ECMO or heart surgery.

Lab Testing Sections:

Chemistry

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

2 hours

Special Instructions:

For use by ECMO/heart surgery only. Specimen may be tested at the bedside by IRMA, or forward promptly to the lab at ambient temperature.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Heparin blood gas syringe

Draw Volume:

0.4 mL blood

Processed Volume:

0.2 mL blood

Collection:

The specimen is collected from the ECMO pump.

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Do not centrifuge. Specimen should be delivered to blood gas workstation for analysis.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Clotted sample; mislabeled or unlabeled specimen

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Undetermined

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Calculation, Radiometer ABL 825

References:

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics, October, 2004



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