Sedimentation Rate, Erythrocyte (ESR) ESR

Method(s) Erythrocyte Sedimentation
Specimen Required
Collect One 3 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube.
Transport 3 mL whole blood at 2-8ºC. (Min: 2 mL)
Remarks

Mix the tube 8-10 times to avoid clotting.

Stability Ambient: 6 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours.
Unacceptable Conditions

Heelstick or fingerstick specimens; clotted or quantity not sufficient specimens.

Schedule Daily-24 hours per day
Billing Code 4010007
CPTCode 85651 or 85652
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Male:
0-50 years: 0-15 mm/hr.
Over 50 years: 0-20 mm/hr.
Female:
0-50 years: 0-20 mm/hr.
Over 50 years: 0-30 mm/hr.

No Appointment Necessary
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