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PCV BLOOD (PCV)

Department: Hematology
Test Synonym(s): PCV, Hematocrit, Packed cell volume
CPT Codes: 85014
Methodology: Sysmex
Reference Range: Male: 41 - 49%, Female: 36 - 43%
Tube Type: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen: Whole blood
Pediatric Requirements: Lavender top (EDTA) - 2 mL draw (to fill line only) or EDTA microtainer
Volume: 2 mL
Minimum Volume: 250 uL
Temperature: Room temperature or refrigerated
Stability: 24 hours
Reasons for Rejection: QNS, clotted, specimen age
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour
Special Instructions: Deliver to the lab within 24 hours.

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