What is Haematocrit / Packed Cell Volume?
Measures the percentage of RBCs in a given volume of blood
Purpose of Test
Haematocrit (Ht or HCT) or Packed Cell Volume (PCV) or Erythrocyte Volume Fraction (EVF) is the proportion of blood volume that is occupied by red blood cells. It is normally about 48% for men and 38% for women. It is considered an integral part of a person's complete blood count results, along with hemoglobin concentration, white blood cell count, and platelet count.
Test of Result Interpretation
- Male : 40-54 %
- Female : 38-47 %
No preparation required.