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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Alternate names:
ESR
Laboratory:
Haematology
Test Code:
ESR
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
ESR tubeESR tube
Collection Instructions:
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:
1.5 mL
Reference Interval:

Performed using the Westergren Method:

 

Male 1 - 10 mm/h
Female 1 - 15 mm/h

 

During normal pregnancy the ESR typically increases -  contact the Haematopathologist for interpretation.