The volume of packed RED BLOOD CELLS in a blood specimen. The volume is measured by centrifugation in a tube with graduated markings, or with automated blood cell counters. It is an indicator of erythrocyte status in disease. For example, ANEMIA shows a low value; POLYCYTHEMIA, a high value.
packed erythrocyte volume
packed red-cell volume
- Dani Welter
- hematological measurement
- is_about some hemorrhage or is_about some leukemia or is_about some vitamin B12 deficiency or is_about some folate deficiency or is_about some polycythemia vera or is_about some anemia (phenotype) or is_about some congenital heart disease
- is_about some blood cell
- is_about some blood component