Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Test Name: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
Alternate Name(s): ESR
Sed Rate
Sedimentation Rate
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: 4 mL K2 or K3 EDTA Lavender top Vacutainer tube
Pediatric:
0-10 yrs: 3.0 mL Lavender top
Collection Information: Minimum volume required is 1.5 mL.

Sample will only be tested within four hours of collection.

Micro samples are NOT acceptable
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
1 hour
 
Reference Range: Male: 0-10 mm/h

Female: 0-20 mm/h
Effective Date: 2008-04-07
Revised Date: 2014-06-25
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: For patients who are being monitored long term, there may be a shift in their results with this system. Please be aware that this is related to method change and may not reflect a chance in the patient's condition.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Excyte M Automated ESR Analyzer
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
ESR
 
Referred To:  

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