21100:HEMATOCRIT (HCT)

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21100:HEMATOCRIT (HCT)
Alias Names: HCT / Microhematocrit
Methodology: Automated Hematology Analyzer or centrifuged capillary tubes
Edit Date: 1/18/2008
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day
CPT Code: 85013
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One lavender top (EDTA) tube (any size), or 3 capillary tubes filled with blood and sealed with clay.
Handling: Place capillary tubes inside a sealed vacutainer tube and refrigerate.
Stability: 24 hours refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 1 mL EDTA whole blood, or 3 capillary tubes.
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL EDTA whole blood in a 1 mL microcollection tube, or 2 capillary tubes.
Transport: Refrigerated.
Comments: If sufficient blood is submitted, an automated hematocrit will be performed. If capillary tubes are submitted, a packed cell volume (PCV) will be determined from centrifuged capillary tubes.
Rejection Criteria: Frozen specimen; clotting; marked hemolysis; broken capillary tubes.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

Reference Range:
Complete Blood Count Normal Ranges, Human Male/Female
Age HCT
1-6 days 42-70
1-3 weeks 33-62
1-3 months 26-42
4 months-4 years 30-42
5-12 years 32-45
Adult Female 34.8-45.0
Adult Male 38-9–49.9