PCV/packed-cell volume

Test Name: Diagnostic Section: Fee:
PCV/packed-cell volume Clinical Pathology $15.00
Species: Set up days: Turn Around Time:
Most Species (exc. primates) M, Tu, W, Th, F  Same day *
Specimen Requirements:    
Whole blood in EDTA or 2-4 hematocrit tubes 
Collection Protocol:    
Collect in lavendar top tube - fill at least 1/2 full
Shipping Requirements:    
Refrigerated, in leak proof tube(s).  Overnight or 2-day shipping is recquired. 
Additional Information:    
* Results available same day if received by 4:00 pm.  Underfilling of the EDTA tube may result in a diluted sample and falsely decrease PCV.