Test directory: Sedimentation Rate

Ordering Code534
Test NameSedimentation Rate
AliasSed Rate
ESR
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
Preferred SpecimenWhole Blood
Preferred ContainerEDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsMix well
EDTA tubes must be filled with at least 50% of the draw volume.
Handling InstructionsRefrigerate specimen if transport time >8 hours.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Refrigerate if test not performed within 8 hours after
collection.
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 8 Hours
Refrigerated: 24 Hours
Rejection CriteriaClotted, Expired container/ transport media, Frozen, Grossly hemolyzed, Insufficient quantity, Specimen beyond stability limits, Wrong specimen type, microtube w/o pierceable cap,
Grossly lipemic
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyPhotometric Rheoscope

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Sedimentation Rate0-14Y0-130-13mm/hr
Sedimentation Rate14Y-49Y0-150-20mm/hr
Sedimentation RateADULT0-200-30mm/hr