Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Last Modified: 9/29/2021 12:16:48 PM

  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

3.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA

Collection Instructions:

Collection requirements for ESR are by venipuncture or line draw. Capillary samples are NOT acceptable.

Mix by inversion

Do not centrifuge

Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL Whole Blood
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 24 hours Ambient
24 Hours Refrigerated

Do not Freeze
Rejection Criteria: microcontainer collection; Inadequately filled tube; hemolyzed; clotted
Reference Range: Male: 
< 50 years: 0 - 15 mm/hr
= > 50 years: 0 - 20 mm/hr

< 50 years: 0 - 20 mm/hr
= > 50 years: 0 - 30 mm/hr
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: photometric rheology
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Stat Eligible: Yes
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Dekalb, Parkview Hospital Randallia, Parkview Huntington, Parkview LaGrange, Parkview Noble, Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Wabash, Parkview Warsaw , Parkview Whitley
PHL Test Code: ESR
EPIC Test Code: LAB322
Alternate Test Names: ESR; Sed Rate; Sedimentation Rate; Westergren; WSR
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 85652

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