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Test Name: Hematocrit, Body Fluid

Test Code(s): BHCT / GM1840

CPT Code(s): 85014

Methodology: Flow Cytometry and Impedance

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Turnaround Time: Stat: 1 hour.
Routine: 4 hours.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Body fluid

Collection Instructions: Indicate source of body fluid.

Collection Container: Preferred: Lavender top

Collection Volume: Preferred: 1 mL
Pediatrics: 0.3 mL

Sample Analyzed: Body fluid aliquot

Volume Required: Preferred: 1 mL
Pediatrics: 0.3 mL

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) immediately. Transport with coolant pack if coming from outreach location; avoid freezing.

Unacceptable Criteria: Samples that are clotted are not acceptable.


Interpretation

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