Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Methodology: 
Visual identification
Performed: 
Monday - Friday
Reported: 
Within 24 hours
Use: 
This test is used to detect inflammation associated with infections, cancers and autoimmune diseases.
Specimen Requirements: 

Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender (EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA)

Sample Volume: 1.5 mL

Storage:
  • Ambient: 24 hours
  • Refrigerated: 24 hours
Unacceptable Conditions:
  • Clotted or grossly hemolyzed specimens
  • Frozen specimens
Specimen Retention Time: 5 days
Reference Values: 
  • Male: 0 - 10 mm/hr
     
  • Female: 0 - 20 mm/hr
CPT Code (s): 
85651
Notes: 

Aliases

  • Sedimentation rate
  • Sed rate
  • Westergren sedimentation rate
  • ESR

UFHPL Test #: 50095

UFHPL Epic order code: LAB547

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