Fluid Hematocrit

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: F/HCT
CPT CODE: 85013
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily
TURNAROUND TIME: 8 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Requisitions must state specific site aspirated
CONTAINER TYPE: Lavender top (EDTA) tube
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Body fluid (e.g., Pleural Fluid, Synovial Fluid, Cyst Fluid, Paracentesis Fluid, Pericardial Fluid, Misc. Fluid)
REJECTION CRITERIA: Specimen clotted
MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 mL
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be delivered directly to the laboratory after collection. Do not store.