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PCV BODY FLUID (PBF)

Department: Hematology
Test Synonym(s): PBF, Hematocrit body fluid, Packed cell volume
CPT Codes: 85013
Methodology: Sysmex or spun PCV
Reference Range: None
Tube Type: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen: Body fluid
Pediatric Requirements: Lavender top (EDTA) tube (to fill line only) or full EDTA microtainer
Volume: 2 mL
Minimum Volume: 250 uL
Temperature: Room temperature or refrigerated
Reasons for Rejection: QNS, clotted
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
TAT: Stat: 1 hour
Special Instructions: MD to collect. Indicate source.

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