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BCH Order Code LAB289 Hematocrit, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Boulder Community Health

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s)

Specimen Volume: 2 mL of EDTA whole blood
Collection Instructions: Immediately invert 5 times to mix blood.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

Reference Values

Males

0 days: 39.0-67.0%

14 days: 28.0-63.0%

2 months: 34.0-49.0%

2 years: 34.0-49.0%

≥18 years: 41.1-53.2%

Females

0 days: 39.0-67.0%

14 days: 28.0-63.0%

2 months: 28.0-42.0%

2 years: 34.0-49.0%

≥18 years: 38.4-47.7%

 

Critical values (automatic call-back):

Adults: <18% or >60%

Newborns: <25% or >75%

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85014

LOINC Code Information

20570-8