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Lab Dept:

Other Fluids

Test Name:

HEMATOCRIT, FLUID

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

FHCT

Synonyms:

Hematocrit, Body Fluid; PCV, Fluid; Packed Cell Volume, Fluid; Microhematocrit, Fluid; Hct, Fluid

CPT Codes:

85013 - Spun microhematocrit

Test Includes:

Fluid hematocrit as a per cent

Logistics

Test Indications:

Serves as an index of bleeding into body cavity, e.g. peritoneum

Lab Testing Sections:

Hematology

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

2 hours

Special Instructions:

Note: Indicate source of specimen on request form.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Body fluid (specify fluid type)

Container:

Lavender top tube (EDTA)

Draw Volume:

0.5 mL in Lavender Microtainer® or 2 mL in Lavender tube

Processed Volume:

Minimum: 0.5 mL fluid

Collection:

Dependant on fluid type

Special Processing:

N/A

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Clotted sample; non-anticoagulated specimen; mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

<1.0%

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Manual, Hematocrit Centrifuge

References:

Strasinger SK (1989) Urinalysis and Body Fluids, ed 2, FA Davis Company



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