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  Sed Rate Specimen Type:
  also known as ESR , Sedimentation Rate, SED , Westergren ESR, Westergren Sed Rate, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Blood


HEMATOLOGY

Specimen requirements: 3 mL EDTA draw
  or: 3 mL EDTA Hemogard Closure
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
<50yr old male 0 15 mm/hour N/A
Female 0 20 mm/hour N/A
>50yr old male 0 20 mm/hour N/A
Female 0 30 mm/hour N/A
Unit of measure: mm/hour
Ideal sample: 3 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 1.5 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Hemolysis, Improper Line Draw, Agglutinins, Cryoglobulins, Platelet Clumps, Fibrin Strands, Sickle Cells, Clots in Specimen
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Common Lab Procedures
  Hematology/Coagulation
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 2 hours
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 8 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Hematology : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Westergren
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
SOFT abbreviation: ESR
Secondary code: 7200
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A