Sedimentation rate

Alphabetical Test listing

Sedimentation rate-12710

  
Sedimentation rate
  
12710
  
LAB12710
  
ESR
  
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Sed rate
  
Whole blood
  
  
4.0 mL
  
3.0 mL
  

Immediately after collection, mix tube thoroughly by gentle inversion to prevent clotting.

  

Submit entire specimen.

Add-on testing may be requested up to 24 hours if sample is refrigerated.

  

Lavender (EDTA), 4mL

  

BD MAP Tube (EDTA)

(For Allina Health Hospital sites only)

  
0.5 mL
  
  • BD MAP tubes must be collected with a venipuncture technique.  Do not collect from a heel or finger stick.
  • Immediately after collection, mix tube thoroughly by gentle inversion to prevent clotting.
  

BD MAP Tube (EDTA)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 24 hours

Ambient - 4 hours

  
7 days
  
  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Clotted specimen
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Hemolysis
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage/transport temperature
  
AHL - Hematology: H
  
Daily
  
1 day
  

Photometric Rheoscope 

  
 Age  Sex  Range  (mm/hr)
 0 - 50 yrs  Male  <15
 0 - 50 yrs  Female  <20
 >50 yrs  Male  <20
 >50 yrs  Female  <30

Newborn to puberty

  3-13
Newborn (0-28 days)  

0-2

 

Reference

Wheeler M, Thomas, MD, Chairman, Department of Pathology and Immunology.  Baylor College of Medicine, February 15, 2012:  emedicine.medscape.com/article/2085201-overview

  
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