Oct 24, 2010

PCV(Hematocrit Method)..Path-504

It is proportion of blood cells occupied by the RBCs. It is normally 48% for men and 38% for women. It is considered integral part of a person’s complete blood count (CBC).
Hematocrit stands for hema=”blood” and crit=”judgment”. There are two methods for performing hematocrit method. Indicators of anemia include Hb estimation, RBC count and PCV. Microhematocrit and Macrohematocrit Methods:
Interpretation of Results:
Polycythemia and Doping:
Polycythemia and doping can both be detected by PCV at regular intervals. 
Acute and Chronic Blood Loss:


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