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 Lab Test
 Test Description
Panel Name:
Test Name:
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
Panel Tests:
LIS Test Code:ESR
Synonyms: Sed Rate, ESR
Department:Laboratory Medicine
Lab Area:Hematology
TAT:8 hours
 Specimen Collection


Container:Black Vacu-Tec

Micro. Container:

Collection Instructions:

Immediately mix well to avoid clotting.

Delivery Instructions:Send specimen to 2C324 or Tube Station 321
Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Frequency / Restrictions:
 Expected Values/Results

Ranges and Interpretation:

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate  mm/hr
Performed at National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD
Effective 27Sep90 – present:  
Male      0 – 25
Female  0 – 42

Organisms Reported:

Alert Limits:

 Additional Test Information



Modified Westergren Method


Archived Ranges:Historical Reference Ranges


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