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Test Code HCT Hematocrit, Blood

Important Note

This test is for outpatients only.

Performing Laboratory

Mary Washington Healthcare-Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine-Hematology

Specimen Requirements

 

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of draw.

 

Whole blood

Container/Tube:  Lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s)

Volume:  Full tube

Collection Instructions:

Transport Temperature:  Ambient. If there is a delay in transport of >24 hours, send specimen refrigerated.

Note: Label specimen appropriately.

Reference Values

Males

Newborn:  43-63

1 month:  33-55

2-3 months:  28-42

4-8 months:  32-44

9 months-13 years:  32-40

14-43 years:  35-45

44-64 years:  39-49

≥65 years:  37-51

Females

Newborn:  43-63

1 month:  33-55

2-3 months:  28-42

4-8 months:  32-44

9 months-13 years:  32-40

14-43 years:  34-44

44-64 years:  35-44

≥65 years:  35-47

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday