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 years: 3.0 mL Lavender top
Collection Information: Minimum volume required is 1.5 mL.

Sample will only be tested within four hours of collection if at room temperature and within 24 hours of collection if refrigerated.

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: 2021-04-14
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: The test is helpful in the specific diagnosis of a few conditions, including temporal arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica.
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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