Packed Cell Volume (PCV)

Packed Cell Volume (PCV)

Packed Cell Volume (PCV)

PCV (Packed Cell Volume), also known as a hematocrit test, determines how much blood is made up of RBCs. 

This test helps you determine what is causing your anemia or polycythemia and how bad it is. People who have lower than average PCV values have a low number of RBCs in their bodies (anemia). People with higher-than-average PCV have many RBCs in their bodies (indicating polycythemia).

Why done? 

To diagnose and quantify the severity of conditions that result in anemia

It also helps to keep an eye on treatment for anemia or polycythemia

• To assess the efficacy of treatment for anemia.

• To ascertain whether a blood transfusion is necessary.

• To determine dehydration


You'll have blood extracted from an arm vein. 

How does one prepare for the test? 

No preparation is needed.

Required documents for PCV Test:

Doctor prescription. 
• A valid government ID.

After care: 

No care is required.

Cost of Packed Cell Volume (PCV) Test in Delhi: 

The Hematocrit (HCT/PCV) Test cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.



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Packed Cell Volume (PCV) Test (Hematology Test)


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