Sysmex XN-9100 or manual spun method for capillary tubes
Evaluation of potential anemia or blood loss.
Updated January 2021
STAT: 1 hour; Routine: 4 - 8 hours
- H & H
- Blood Survey, Hematocrit
STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).
Liquid EDTA K3 collection tubes are not acceptable and will be rejected due to possible dilutional effects.
Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 Vacutainer® tube or EDTA K2 Microtainer® tube. Three heparinized capillary tubes may also be filled 1/2 to 2/3 full, plugged, and placed together into a capped tube for transport. Send intact within 24 hours of collection if stored at room temperature or within 48 hours if stored refrigerated. Capillary tubes are acceptable only for manual spun Hematocrit (HCT).