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Test Code WESR Sedimentation Rate, Westergren, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories

Methodology

Kinetic analysis RBC Aggregation

Reference Values

0 - 50 years: 0 - 15 mm/hour 

> 50 years:    0 - 20 mm/hour

Test Classification and CPT Coding

85651

Physician Office Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 24 hours of draw.

 

Container/Tube:  Lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s)

Specimen:  3 mL of EDTA whole blood (1.3 mL whole blood)

Transport Temperature:  Refrigerate

Collection Instructions:  Tube must be more than half full for proper anticoagulant ratio.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Computer Interface Code

PDM#  5500316