Sed Rate (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate)

Supply #T02 - Lavender 4mL Blood Tube

Sed Rate by Modified Westergren, Manual

Test Code: 29891
Alternative Name(s): Sed rate; ESR, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; Westergren sed rate
Methodology: Modified Westergren
Clinical Significance: Useful in differentiating inflammatory and neoplastic diseases and as an index of disease serverity.

 

Sed Rate by Modified Westergren

Test Code: 809
Alternative Name(s): Sed rate; ESR, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; Westergren sed rate, Zeta Rate
Methodology: Modified Westergren
Clinical Significance: Useful in differentiating inflammatory and neoplastic diseases and as an index of disease serverity. CRP is also useful in monitoring inflammatory disease states.

Collection Guide: 

Supply:  T02 - Lavender 4mL Blood Tube

Preferred Specimen: Whole Blood, EDTA

Preferred Volume: 4mL

Transport Container: EDTA Lavender-top 4mL tube

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 24 hours

Reject Criteria: Samples >24 hours old; clotted, insufficient quanitity, hemolysis, cold agglutinins, clotted specimens

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