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Hematocrit, Fluid (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Hematocrit, Fluid Automated cell counter
Core Lab, Hematology %

Specimen Requirements

Fluids

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 6 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Do not centrifuge
  • Mix by gentle inversion immediately after collection

Reasons for Rejection

  • Clotted specimen
  • Over or under filled tube
  • Wrong type of specimen

Comments

Identify fluid type. Not all fluids can be assayed. Interpret results with caution. Reference ranges are not available.

CPT Code

  • 85014