SEDIMENTATION RATE (AUTOMATED)

Synonyms: ESR; Sed Rate
Computer Code: (ASED)
Specimen Collection: One 2 mL tubes blood (lavender top tube).
Minimum Volume: 3 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Refrigerate.
Reference Values: Male < 50 years: 0-14 mm/hr; Male ≥ 50 years: 0-19 mm/hr; Female < 50 years: 0-19 mm/hr; Female ≥ 50 years: 0-29 mm/hr
Lab Code: HEM
Requisition: C/H
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 4 hrs
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 85652
LCD or NCD: LCD LCD LCD
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII