Item Value
Test name Hematocrit (NLHCT-See Blood Gas Panel)
Available Stat? Yes
Turn around times 15 minutes
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Parnassus Chemistry and Mission Bay Blood Gas Lab
Normal range Hct:
0-7 days 45-67%
8-14 days 42-66%
2-4 weeks 39-63%
1-2 months 31-55%
2-3 months 28-42%
3-6 months 29-41%
6-24 months 33-39%
2-5 years 34-40%
5-12 years 35-45%
Male 12-15 years 37-49%
Male 15-18 years 38-49%
Male > 18 years 41-53%
Female > 12 years 36-46%


Calculated Hgb:
0-7 days 14.5-22.5 g/dL
8-14 days 13.5-21.5 g/dL
2-4 weeks 12.5-20.5 g/dL
1-2 months 10.0-18.0 g/dL
2-3 months 9.0-14.0 g/dL
3-6 months 9.5-13.5 g/dL
6-24 months 11.0-13.5 g/dL
2-5 years 11.2-13.5 g/dL
5-8 years 11.4-15.5 g/dL
8-12 years 11.6-15.5 g/dL
Container type Plastic syringe containing 100 U of dry heparin
Capillary tube
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Sample type Heparinized whole blood

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667