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2010 Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Whole Blood
24 Hours 2 - 8° C
0-30 mm/hr

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Container: 1 Lavender Top Tube
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 2.00 mL
Min Vol: 2.00 mL

Method

Westergren Method

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24hrs; Also offered STAT at an additional charge

Instructions/Notes

Preferred amount: Full tube of Whole Blood

Clinical Utility

Useful in differentiating inflammatory and neoplastic diseases and as an index of disease severity.

CPT Codes

85651

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