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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
ESRAT MCHM
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Purple top (EDTA) tube: Whole Blood
Collection Volume:
1.5 mL (minimum 1.0 mL)
Cause for Rejection:
Clotted specimens, hemolyzed specimens, Specimens collected in microtainer tubes or tubes without pierceable cap.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours
Methodology:
Direct measure of aggregation of red blood cells
Special Instructions:
Specimens must be collected by venipuncture in macro tubes; multiple microtainer tubes are NOT acceptable.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
2 hours
Additional Info:
Reference range:
  • Newborn: 0-2 mm/hr
  • Newborn to puberty: 3-13 mm/hr
  • Male <50 years old: <15 mm/hr
  • Female <50 years old: <20 mm/hr
  • Male >50 years old: <20 mm/hr
  • Female >50 years old: <30 mm/hr
  • CPT Code:
    85652
    Synonyms:
    ESR Sedimentation Rate
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