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Hematocrit, Spun, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Providence Alaska Medical Center

Methodology

Micro Hematocrit Centrifuge

Note:  If patient’s insurance is Medicare, an Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) may be required. See “Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN)” in “Forms” in “Special Instructions.”

Specimen Requirements

Draw blood in an EDTA MICROTAINER® tube(s). Invert several times to mix blood. Forward promptly.

Reference Values

Males

0 minutes-1 day:  42-60%

1-3 days:  45-67%

3-5 days:  44-66%

5-8 days:  43-64%

8-14 days:  41-60%

14-17 days:  39-58%

17 days-1 month:  35-54%

1 month-1 year:  30-45%

1-4 years:  30-48%

4-10 years:  32-48%

10-14 years:  34-52%

14-15 years:  39-53%

15-150 years:  40-54%

Females

0 minutes-1 day:  42-60%

1-3 days:  45-67%

3-5 days:  44-66%

5-8 days:  43-64%

8-14 days:  41-60%

14-17 days:  39-58%

17 days-1 month:  35-54%

1 month-1 year:  30-45%

1-4 years:  30-48%

4-10 years:  32-48%

10-14 years:  34-52%

14-150 years:  35-48%

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85013

Special Instructions