What is the Packed cell volume (Hematocrit) test ?
The Packed Cell Volume (PCV), also known as hematocrit test, is performed to measure the proportion of blood made up of erythrocytes or red blood cells (RBCs). The purpose of a hematocrit test is to evaluates the percentage of the blood that is made up of red blood cells. This measurement identifies the viscosity, or thickness, of the blood and depends on the size and number of RBCs in the blood sample. Hematocrit is most frequently evaluated as a part of an entire blood count, which also includes measurements of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and hemoglobin.
When is a Packed cell volume (Hematocrit) test recommended?
Your doctor may recommend the test Packed cell volume (hematocrit) as part of a CBC or if you are experiencing symptoms of an RBC disorder such as anemia. Indications for testing hematocrit include:Fatigue,Moodiness,Headaches,Brain fog or difficulty concentrating,Heavy menstrual flow,Poor nutrition,Blood in your stools or vomit,Cancer and cancer treatment,Excessive diarrhea or vomit,Leukemia or other conditions associated with bone marrow,Chronic health conditions, including kidney disease.
What does it measure?
Packed cell volume(PCV) hematocrit measures the proportion of the blood that is composed of red blood cells and is expressed as a percentage.Red blood cells(RBCs) are critical for the distribution of oxygen to the body’s cells. Once the oxygen is used by cells to produce energy, RBCs will transport the waste product, carbon dioxide, from the cells back to the lungs.Packed cell volume (hematocrit) levels can be affected by an increased or decreased in the number of red blood cells, and by changes in the other components of the blood. Because hematocrit measures the share of red blood cells within the blood, relative increases or decreases in other blood components, like plasma or white blood cells, can cause abnormal hematocrit 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 (Hematocrit) test?
The cost of the Packed cell volume (Hematocrit) test in Faridabad is Rs. 150.
How often should I get tested for Packed cell volume (Hematocrit) test?
It depends on the doctor's assessment of your symptoms and conditions.
What are the normal values for a Packed cell volume (Hematocrit) test?
The normal ranges:Male: 43% - 50%Female: 37% - 47%.
What is the type of sample required?
We require blood 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 a Packed cell volume (Hematocrit) test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Packed cell volume (Hematocrit) test?
There are no specific precautions for this test. Depends on the doctor.
How can I book a Packed Cell Volume (Hematocrit) test in Faridabad?
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 a Packed cell volume (Hematocrit) test with Orange Health in Faridabad?
Orange Health is the Fastest Diagnostic Lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Faridabad. Our trained, professional and vaccinated e Medic 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!