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Test Code HCT-S HEMATOCRIT, SPUN

Important Note

Test subject to Medicare National Coverage Determination (NCD).

See Medical Necessity documentation requirements by clicking on  

Medicare National Coverage Determinations under General Information

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Days Performed

Daily; Available STAT

Methodology

Microhematocrit centrifuge with reading device

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85013

Container

Specimen Type: Whole blood
Container/Tube: Lavender (EDTA)

Acceptable: Lavender Microtainer filled to line

Specimen Volume: 1 full tube

Specimen Minimum Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions: 

1. Tube must at least 1/2 full.

2. Mix sample by inverting several times.

3. Send specimen in original tube, unspun, room temperature or refrigerated.

4. Sample stable 24 hours at room temperature or refrigerated.

5. Test subject to Medicare National Coverage Decision (NCD).

Normal Reference Values

See CBC Reference Ranges

Critical Values

See Critical Value Chart