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Test Code SQ ESR, EPIC LAB322 Sedimentation Rate (ESR), Westergren, Blood

Methodology

Dispette II

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: 4-mL, lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions: Hemolyzed or clotted specimen, or tube less than half full is not acceptable.

Additional Information: Other-sized lavender-top (EDTA) tube must be at least half-full.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated/Ambient <24 hours OK/Frozen NO

Reference Values

Males

≤50 years: 0-15 mm/hour
>50 years: 0-20 mm/hour
Females

≤50 years: 0-20 mm/hour
>50 years: 0-30 mm/hour

Specimen Requirements Additional Information

Specimen Stability:

Whole blood is stable at ambient temperature (15° C-25° C) for 4 hours or refrigerated (2° C-8° C) for 24 hours.

Reporting Title

Sedimentation Rate (ESR), Westergren, Blood

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85651