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packed cell volume (PCV)

a common test in a CBC; used to determine if anemia or polycythemia is present by measuring the percentage of erythrocytes (red blood cells) present in the blood with respect to plasma; also called hematocrit (HCT).

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Related Words

anemia ; blood ; complete blood count (CBC) ; hematocrit (HCT) ; plasma ; polycythemia