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SEDIMENTATION RATE

Test Code
SED
 
SynonymsESR; Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate; Westergren Sedimentation Rate
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeLavender top tube (EDTA)
Supply Item Numberpicture1222
Specimen TypeWhole blood
Preferred Volume3 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume1.5 mL
Store and TransportAmbient (room temperature): 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 day
Required Patient InfoTime of specimen collection
StabilityRefrigerated 1 day  
Unacceptable ConditionClotted, hemolyzed, microtainers, EDTA tube filled less than half full, anticoagulants other than EDTA or specimens that exceed stability requirements.
CPT Codes85652
Interface Order Code85651
Billing CodeSED
Test ScheduleDaily and STAT
Turnaround Time1-2 days
MethodAutomated Westergren
Reference Ranges
TitleGenderRangesUnits
Sed RateMale0-10mm/h
Female0-20

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o85651Sedimentation Rate
r85651Sedimentation Rate85025.Z4Hematocrit%14544-3
r85651Sedimentation Rate85651Sedimentation Ratemm/h04537-7

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