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ID:862 Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
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DescriptionESR is a usefulindication of the presence and intensity of an inflammatory process. It is not diagnostic of a particular disease. It rises with age and in anaemia.
Indication
Additional InfoPlease note: test can only be added to samples within 24hrs of collection if the sample has been stored at room temperature
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentBlood Sciences
SampleBlood
TubeEDTA (Haem)
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Collection ConditionsNo restrictions. Sample should be stored at room temperature. Please note a single paediatric tube does NOT contain sufficient blood for this test. Please send 2 x paediatric tubes or sufficient blood in an adult tube.
Min. Vol1.8 mL
Freq.

Ref. Range (Male)1-10
Ref. Range (Female) 1-15
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TATRefer to Website
IP Routine TATRefer to Website
GP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
GP Routine TATRefer to Website
Turnround CommentMinimum re-test interval = 7 days

Originally edited by : na. Review due on 12/07/2019 16:01:01. Published By Sylvia Bennett on 12/07/2018 16:01:01.