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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
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
Billing CodeSED
Test ScheduleDaily
Turnaround Time1-2 days
MethodAutomated Westergren
Test IncludesSed Rate, mm/h
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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