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What does HCT stand for?

HCT stands for Hematocrit

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A Large-Scale Trial Testing the Intensity of Cytoreductive Therapy to Prevent Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Polycythemia Vera (CYTO-PV trial)[Abstract 4] In the first randomized clinical trial assessing the proper target hematocrit level, or percentage of red blood cells that should be maintained in patients with polycythemia vera (PV), researchers have concluded that the current recommendation to maintain a hematocrit level of less than 45 percent is associated with a lower risk of thrombosis compared with a less aggressive treatment strategy of maintaining a hematocrit level between 45 and 50 percent.
Hematocrit, the percentage of packed red blood cells in blood, characterizes the ability of blood to carry oxygen; increased hematocrit (within the normal range) results directly in increased oxygen carrying capacity (Birchard 1997), and has been positively correlated with energy expenditure (Viscor et al.
The report says: "The USPS team made regular use of saline infusions, a prohibited method, which permits a rider to quickly reduce his hematocrit level in order to beat the UCI's health check 50% hematocrit threshold and to fool the biological passport program.
The study's primary outcome of change in hematocrit was not significantly different between the 40 women whose placenta was delivered manually and the 46 women whose placenta was delivered spontaneously (4.