Also known as: Packed cell volume; haematocrit
Related tests: Full Blood Count
, RBC Count
, Blood Film
, Iron Tests
, Reticulocyte Count
, Vitamin B12 and Folate
, Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
, Haemoglobin Variants
At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
If your doctor suspects that you have anaemia (too few red blood cells), (too many red blood cells), or
When to Get Tested?
As part of a full blood count (FBC), a general blood screening test which may be requested for a variety of reasons
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm or by a finger-prick (children and adults) or heel-prick (newborns)
Test Preparation Needed?