Hematocrit

Last Modified: 3/27/2019 3:20:14 PM


  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 3.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA
Collection Instructions: Mix tube by inversion 5 times

If submitting a specimen that is greater than 24 hours, please also submit a slide for the differential
Specimens must not be clotted. Overfilling or underfilling may allow blood to clot.
Minimum Volume: 1.5 mL
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 72 hours Refrigerated

Specimens may be rejected due to blood changes or deterioration
Reference Range:
Pediatric: 
0 days to 1 month: 42.0 - 66.0%
1 month to 2 months: 33.0 - 55.0%
2 months to 4 months: 28.0 - 42.0%
4 months to 6 months: 32.0 - 44.0%
6 months to 1 year: 31.0 - 41.0%
1 year to 6 years: 33.0 - 41.0%
6 years to 14 years: 34.5 - 43.00%

Males: > 14 Yrs: 40.0 - 54.0%
Females: > 14 Yrs: 35.0 - 48.0%
Critical Ranges:
NICU at PRMC & PVH Low Critical Limits: 
HCT: >15 days old <=30% and >=70%

NICU at PRMC & PVH High Critical Limits: 
HCT: >15 days old <=25% and >=70%

Pediatric (< = 15 days old) High Critical Limits
Hct: > = 70.0%
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Blood Cell Analyzer
Clinical Significance:  
Documentation:  
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Stat Eligible: Yes
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Cancer Institute, Parkview Hospital Randallia, Parkview Huntington, Parkview LaGrange, Parkview Noble, Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Wabash, Parkview Warsaw , Parkview Whitley
PHL Test Code: HCT
EPIC Test Code: LAB289
Alternate Test Names: HCT
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 85014

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