Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
|Using the ESR tube :|
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
This tube consists of an inner vessel with an outer sleeve. The outer sleeve MUST remain in place as this is where sample identification (label or handwritten) will be placed.
Minimum Adult Volume:
Performed using the Westergren Method:
1 - 10
1 - 15
During normal pregnancy the ESR typically increases - contact the Haematopathologist for interpretation.