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Test Name: SedRate
Test Code: 1311
Other Names: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR), Westergren Sedimentation Rate
Test Includes: Sed Rate
Specimen Requirements: N/A
Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Collection Instructions: Invert tube 8 to 10 times immediately after tube is filled at the time of collection
Stability: Stable at Room Temperature for 4 hours. Refrigerated 48 hours
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: Hemolysis, clotted specimen specimen drawn in any anticoagulant other than EDTA, tube not filled with minimum volume, improper labeling, specimen received with plasma removed
Methodology: Westergren method