Hematology Test

Hematocrit / Hct/ Microhematocrit /PCV/ Packed Cell Volume

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
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Test : Hematocrit / Hct/ Microhematocrit /PCV/ Packed Cell Volume

Indications : Hct is used to evaluate anemia, Blood loss, hemolytic anemia, Polycythemia.

Physiology : Hematocrit is the percent of whole blood that is RBC’s. A determination that is of importance in the detection and follow up of anemia and Polycythemia. The hematocrit value is used in the calculation of MCV and MCHC.

Normal Range : Click Here To View Normal Values

Test Method : Manual Microhematocrit Centrifugation, Automated Electronic Cell Counter.

Related Tests : Blood volume, Complete Blood Count, Hemoglobin, RBC Morphology, RBC indices, Red Cell count, Reticulocyte count.

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Ajai_15, India

My PCV is 39.1%. I am 49 years male. What should be done to get it in normal range?

tkross, Nigeria

help!i am a 33 year old African negro male with polio on my left leg since age of 3 years.Went for a FBC today and got my PCV at 39%,-MCV is 83.0 fl,MCH at 23.5 Pg, PLT is 180 [x 10/L],etc can you give brief assessment please? NB:my WBC is 4.2 ,RBC is 4.97,lym is 2.1 or 51%

Roshankhan, United Arab Emirates

My pcv range is 32-70, MCV range is 82-80,MCH rang is 25-80 and MCHC is 31-10 please tell me is their any panic situation?
My age 30 and i am a female married.
Thanks.

Raymondwst, Vietnam

My PCV is 0.53L. Is this bad? What can i do to lower it?

Mango4, Singapore

If my HCT is 35.6% (below the range of 36-46%) what does it mean?

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