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Hematocrit

The volume of packed RED BLOOD CELLS in a blood specimen. The volume is measured by centrifugation in a tube with graduated markings, or with automated blood cell counters. It is an indicator of erythrocyte status in disease. For example, ANEMIA shows a low value; POLYCYTHEMIA, a high value.

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Tree Number(s): E01.370.225.625.400, E05.200.625.400, G09.188.370.374

MeSH Unique ID: D006400

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  • Hematocrits
  • Packed Red-Cell Volume
  • Packed Red Cell Volume
  • Packed Red-Cell Volumes
  • Red-Cell Volume, Packed
  • Red-Cell Volumes, Packed
  • Volume, Packed Red-Cell
  • Volumes, Packed Red-Cell
  • Erythrocyte Volume, Packed
  • Erythrocyte Volumes, Packed
  • Packed Erythrocyte Volume
  • Packed Erythrocyte Volumes
  • Volume, Packed Erythrocyte
  • Volumes, Packed Erythrocyte

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