Hematocrit CPT: 85014
Packed Cell Volume
Expected Turnaround Time
Within 1 day
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Tube fill capacity
0.5 mL (500 μL for pediatric microtainer capillary tubes; fill tube to capacity.)
Invert tube 8 to 10 times immediately after tube is filled at the time of collection.
Separate serum or plasma from cells within 45 minutes of collection.
Maintain specimen at room temperature.
To determine the proportion of your blood that is made up of red blood cells (RBCs) in order to screen for, help diagnose, or monitor conditions that affect RBCs; as part of a routine health examination or if your healthcare practitioner suspects that you have anemia or polycythemia.
With a test for hemoglobin or as part of a complete blood count (CBC)during a routine health exam or when you have signs and symptoms of anemia (weakness, fatigue) or polycythemia (dizziness, headache); at regular intervals to monitor a disorder that affects RBCs and to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
A blood sample drawn from a vein or by a fingerstick (children and adults) or heelstick (newborns).