How to use Hematocrit in a sentence
Animals that have feline distemper have low platelet and hematocrit counts.
Reduced blood cell volume (hematocrit) is also considered anemia.
Newborns may also have low red blood cell volume (hematocrit or Hct) if they were born by cesarean section.
Blood cell volume (hematocrit) may also be reduced in some anemias, but not necessarily in iron deficiency anemia.
Diagnostic testing starts with a complete blood count (CBC) and differential, counting RBCs, white blood cells (WBCs) and measuring hemoglobin (Hgb), hematocrit (Hct), and other factors.Advertisement
In infants, iron deficiency anemia is defined as having a hemoglobin level below 109 mg/ml when measured in whole blood, and a hematocrit of less than 33 percent.
Measurements needed to calculate indices are the red blood cell count, hemoglobin, and hematocrit.
It is calculated by dividing the hemoglobin in grams per deciliter by the hematocrit, then multiplying by 100.
Anemia is diagnosed when either the hemoglobin or hematocrit of a blood sample is too low.
Electronic cell counters calculate the MCH, MCHC, hematocrit, and an additional parameter called the red cell distribution width (RDW).Advertisement
When the hematocrit is determined by centrifugation, the MCV and MCHC may differ from those derived by an electronic cell counter, especially in anemia.
Plasma trapped between the RBCs tends to cause an increase in the hematocrit, giving rise to a somewhat higher MCV and lower MCHC.
The hematocrit is the percentage of blood by volume that is occupied by the red cells.