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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Test Name: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
Alternate Description: ESR, Sedimentation Rate
LIS Code:
Lab Section:

Hematology

Fluid Type:

Whole blood

Minimum Volume:

2.5 ml whole blood in Lavender Top Tube

Specimen Tube Type Transport:

Lavender Top Tube

Container (Whole Blood Required):

3 ml whole blood in a Lavender Top

Specimen Stability:

4 hours at room temp 12 hours if refrigerated

Specimen Transport:

Refrigerate

Availability:

24 hours a day, seven days a week

Stat Availability:

24 hours a day, seven days a week

Test Turnaround Time Routines And Stats:

R 4 hours S 2 hours

Specimen Preparation (In House):

Refrigerate until analysis

Specimen Preparation (Outreach):

Refrigerate until courier pickup

Reference Value:

MaleAge Normal 65 years: 0-40 mm/hour 40 years: 0-25 mm/hour 12 years: 0-15 mm/hour 0 months: 0-10 mm/hour Female Age Normal 65 years: 0-50 mm/hour 40 years: 0-30 mm/hour 12 years: 0-20 mm/hour 0 months: 0-10 mm/hour