Hematocrit

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

HCT

POE DESCRIPTION:

HCT

DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily, 24 hours, available STAT

TURNAROUND TIME:

4 hours; STAT, 1 hour

CONTAINER TYPE:

Lavender top EDTA tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

Whole Blood

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Clotted specimen

MINIMUM VOLUME:

1.5 mL venous, 250 uL capillary whole blood

HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

On collection, invert tube to mix well.

REFERENCE RANGE: See table.
CRITICAL VALUES:

0-6 months:  < 20%

TEST SYNONYM(S):Crit