What is a Packed-Cell Volume (Haematocrit) test?
The Packed-Cell Volume (PCV), also known as the haematocrit test, is performed to check the proportion of blood made up of erythrocytes or red blood cells (RBCs). Haematocrit is most frequently checked as a part of an entire blood count, which also includes measurements of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and haemoglobin.
When is the Packed-Cell Volume (Haematocrit) test recommended?
It is recommended:As part of the complete blood count (CBC) tested in regular health check-ups.To diagnose and check the severity of conditions causing anaemia (lower than normal RBC, haemoglobin, or haematocrit) or polycythaemia (higher than normal RBC, haemoglobin, or haematocrit).To analyse if a blood transfusion is necessary.To check the treatment efficacy for anaemia or polycythaemia.To assess dehydration
What does it measure?
The Haemoglobin (Hb) test is to measure:Haematocrit checks the proportion of the blood that is composed of red blood cells and is expressed as a percentage. Red blood cells are very critical for the distribution of oxygen to the body’s cells. Once oxygen is absorbed by cells to produce energy, RBCs transport the waste product, carbon dioxide, from the cells back to the lungs.Haematocrit values can be affected by an increase or decrease in the number of red blood cells and by changes in other components of the blood.Because haematocrit checks the share of red blood cells within the blood, relative increases or decreases in other blood components, like plasma or white blood cells, can also be caused by normal haematocrit results, even if the red blood cell count is normal.
How long will the reports take?
The reports will take about 6 hrs after the blood sample is collected.
What is the cost of the Packed-Cell Volume (Haematocrit) test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Packed-Cell Volume (Haematocrit) test in Bangalore is Rs. 180.
How often should I get tested for the Packed-Cell Volume (Haematocrit) test?
The Packed-Cell Volume (Haematocrit) test is prescribed by your doctor after a complete assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values of the Packed-Cell Volume (Haematocrit) test?
Male: 43%–50%Female: 37%–47%.
What is the type of sample required?
We require a blood sample for this test.
What time should I get the test done?
The test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for the Packed-Cell Volume (Haematocrit) test?
No, fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for the Packed-Cell Volume (Haematocrit) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book the Packed-Cell Volume (Haematocrit) test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book the Packed-Cell Volume (Haematocrit) test with Orange Health Labs in Bangalore?
Orange Health Labs is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
How to book a PCV (Packed Cell Volume) test near me in Bangalore?
If you’re looking for a " in Bangalore, your search ends here. With Orange Health Labs, you no longer need to step out of your home for the test. Just book a PCV test through Orange Health Labs's website and our eMedic will collect your sample within 60 minutes of booking the test from your home, office.. any place of your convenience! The sample will be taken to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab for testing. Your reports will be shared with you within 6 hours over WhatsApp. You can always view the reports on our app too!