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Hematocrit, Whole Blood

Mnemonic:    [HCT]
Name:    Hematocrit, Whole Blood
Specimen:    5 mL whole blood from a Lavender top tube.
Neonatal Spec:    1 EDTA purple top microtainer.
Reference Range:    Adult Male: 40 - 49 %
 Adult Female: 35 - 47 %
Critical Range:    0 - 1 month: < 24 or > 70 %
 >1 month: < 18 or > 55 %
  Method:    Impedance Particle Counting

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