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Hematocrit Blood Test

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This test measures hematocrit, the percentage of your blood that is made up of red blood cells.

What is this test?

Red blood cells are made in your bone marrow, and are used to transport oxygen throughout your body. Low hematocrit can indicate anemia caused by a vitamin deficiency, blood loss, kidney disease, or bone marrow disorders. Elevated hematocrit can indicate lung disease, heart disease, dehydration, or kidney tumors.

This test is often done as part of a routine wellness exam, or to either screen for anemia or monitor its treatment. 

The Hematocrit Blood Test works by collecting a blood sample and measuring the percentage of red blood cells.

$8

+$15 service fee

Price does not include the Physician Service Fee ($6) and the Lab Collection Fee ($9). These non-refundable fees cover the ordering and oversight of lab tests and follow-up services when appropriate.

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Provided by Quest Diagnostics

Quest test codes:
509

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Frequently asked questions

Your provider may order a blood test for hematocrit to test for anemia. This test is also included in a Complete Blood Count, and other routine health and wellness panels. 

Your provider may wish to order a Hematocrit Blood Test if you’ve exhibited symptoms of anemia:  

  • Fainting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue 
  • Lack of energy

You cannot take a Hematocrit Blood Test at home — this test can only be administered by a medical professional at a licensed testing facility. 


Once you receive the results of your blood test for hematocrit measurement, you will need to consult with your provider. Only a medical professional can advise you on the results of your hematocrit measurement and help you develop a treatment plan if necessary. 

Hematocrit measurements have been shown to decrease with advanced age. However, a blood test for hematocrit can help you determine whether or not your red blood cell count is at a healthy level. 

There are no special requirements for the Hematocrit Blood Test. Your provider will draw a blood sample from a vein in your arm. Hematocrit Blood Test results typically take 1-2 business days to process. 

The cost of a Hematocrit Blood Test listed on Tripment Health is transparent and final — you will never be asked to pay additional fees at the testing facility, or receive a surprise bill down the road. 

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