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Term to be defined Definition Synonyms & Keywords
Packed Cell Volume - "the fraction of the total blood volume which is made up of red blood cells (erythrocytes). This is calculated by centrifuging a tube of blood [usually in a small very thin tube designed for this purpose] to separate the cells from the plasma, and measuring the height of the red cell column as a percentage of the total height of the blood sample in the tube." (B125, B290)
  • PCV
  • Haematocrit
  • Hematocrit (USA)