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Sedimentation rate (ESR)

Lab Section: 

Hematology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3471

 

Methodology: 

ESR Auto-Plus Quick Mode Method

Schedule: 

Sun-Sat

Reported: 

1 hour for STAT and routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube. Microtainer/Pediatric tubes not accepted.
Preferred within 4 hours of collection, acceptable if <24 hours old
Unacceptable conditions: Clotted, frozen, QNS, anticoagulants other than EDTA
Stability: <24 hours

 

  CPT Code(s): 

85652

Last Changed:

9/21/2017 12:58 PM

Last Reviewed:

9/21/2017 12:58 PM

 

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

Units

0 Days - 999 Years

Any

<20

mm/hr