Test Overview
Test Methodology

Specimen spun in capillary tube, analyzed on micro-capillary reader

Test Usage

Evaluation of packed blood cells to fluid volume

Reference Range *

No reference values as fluid accumulations are not normal.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

Fluids that are not visibly bloody (red, pink, orange in color) will not be tested.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

1 hour

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
Body Fluid Hematocrit
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen using aseptic technique. For optimal results, specimen should reach laboratory within 1 hr. of collection.If specimen must be stored, refrigeration is recommended. Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection.

Normal Volume
1 mL or more
Minimum Volume
1 mL
Rejection Criteria
Specimens received in syringes, vacuum bottles, large containers, green lithium heparin Vacutainer® tubes or plastic red top Vacutainer® tubes containing clot activator will be rejected. Specimens exceeding the storage criteria may be rejected. Clotted samples will be rejected.
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