hematocrit

(redirected from packed cell volume)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

hematocrit

[hi′mad·ə‚krit]
(pathology)
The volume, after centrifugation, occupied by the cellular elements of blood, in relation to the total volume.
References in periodicals archive ?
However, packed cell volume percentage was increased by the feed additives at the 8th week only, but was not affected by restriction.
The packed cell volumes (PCV) of the patients at presentation ranged between 25% and 42%, most were between 33-38% with only one patient having a PCV of 25%.
In non-splenectomized animals, a reduction of 50% of packed cell volume or the end of experimental trials (whichever occurred first) was the criteria of treatment.
Growth characteristics of Alamo switchgrass suspension cultures as measured by packed cell volume (PCV), fresh weight (FW) and dry weight (DW).
Assessment of packed cell volume among pregnants in urban area of Warangal.
Total erythrocyte counts (TEC), total leukocyte counts (TLC), packed cell volume (PCV), hemoglobin concentration (Hb), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and differential leukocyte count (DLC), such as monocyte, lymphocyte, neutrophils and eosinophils were estimated as previously described (Ghaffar et al.
Packed cell volume (PVC) and haemoglobin concentration were determined by collecting whole blood into heparinizedcapillary tubes filled up to two-thirds of the length duringanimal sacrifice sealing with plasticine and centrifuging at3000 A- g for 10 min.
A packed cell volume (hematocrit) reveals the concentration of red blood cells in the plasma.
This included Hb estimation, red blood cell count, total leukocyte count, platelet count, packed cell volume (PCV), mean cell volume (MCV), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH), mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and red cell distribution width (RDW).
05) affected by the dietary treatment, however, red blood cell, packed cell volume, glucose, total protein and albumin were not affected.
The present study was designed: (i) to determine the prevalence of malaria parasites in HIV/AIDS patients; (ii) to determine (if any) the relationship between parasitemia and age/sex; (iii) to correlate the packed cell volume (PCV) levels with parasitaemia; and (iv) to determine the influence of protection against natural transmission on the prevalence of malaria.
Blood samples were also taken from both the subjects and controls, in appropriate bottles, for blood counts packed cell volume [PCV], white blood cells [WBCs] and differentials, platelets, erythrocyte sedimentation rate [ESR], serum immunoglobulins (IgG, IgM, and IgA) and complement regulator proteins (C1 esterase inhibitor [C1-INH] and C3 activator).