Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate


Test Information

Test Name

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Synonyms

ESR

Department

Haematology

Preferred Specimen

EDTA (Whole blood)

Testing Location

All

Turn Around Time

1 day

Clinical Update

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Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes

Preparation

  • If EDTA sample has been taken for CBC &/or HbA1c, an additional sample for ESR is not required
  • Micro EDTA are not acceptable

Processing Information

Registration Code

ESR


Methodology

Minimum Volume

1.2 mL

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

48 hours

Interpretations

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Contact Information

alan.neal@pathlab.co.nz