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Sedimentation Rate, Erythrocyte (ESR)

Mnemonic:    [SED RATE]
Name:    Sedimentation Rate, Erythrocyte (ESR)
Specimen:    1 FULL EDTA Lavender top tube.
Reference Range:    Males: 0 - 9 years 0-10 mm/hr
  10 - 49 years 0 - 15 mm/hr
  50+ years 0 - 20 mm/hr
 Females: 0 - 9 years 0 - 10 mm/hr
  10 - 49 years 0 - 20 mm/hr
  50+ years 0 - 30 mm/hr
  Method:    Modified Westergren
Note:    Sample stability:
--Must be set up within 4 hours of collection if sample at room temperature.
--If the sample has been refrigerated, testing can be added up to 24 hours. Contact a tech in hematology to determine if the sample meets storage criteria.
Processing Info:    An order for a Sedimentation Rate (ESR) can be added to a previously run glycohemoglobin sample providing the sample meets sample stability requirements.