Nov 30, 2016




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Hematocrit, Body Fluid

Hematocrit, Body Fluid (GM1840) Hematology Lab Test

Name: Hematocrit, Body Fluid

Test Name: Hematocrit, Body Fluid

Health Link Test Code: GM1840

LIS Test Code: BHCT

CPT Code(s): 85014

Methodology: Flow Cytometry and Impedance

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Body fluid

Collection Container: Lavender top

Collection Instructions:

Indicate source of body fluid.

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 0.3 mL

Stability Ambient:

8 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

8 hours

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Body fluid aliquot

Testing Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.3 mL

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to UWHC Hospital Laboratory immediately. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location; avoid freezing.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Samples that are clotted are not acceptable.