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Test Code ESR Sedimentation Rate

Important Note

For IMG Sites:  For samples collected before noon, an on-demand courier should be requested. All collections after noon should be stored in the refrigerator until closing. Place samples in a red STAT bag and leave in the box with an ice pack.

Additional Codes

Epic: LAB547

Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Whole Blood EDTA

Collection Container/Type: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 3mL

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours

Refrigerated: 12 hours

Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range

Male: 0 - 10 mm/hr


Female: 0 - 20 mm/hr

Report Available

1 day

CPT Codes




Day(s) Performed