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Test Code 3060 Sedimentation Rate (ESR), Blood

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory


ESR Stat Plus (centrifugation and laser optic principles)

Literature References:

User Manual: HemaTechnologies, Inc., ver. 3.53

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole blood
Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: Full tube
Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Turnaround Time (STAT, Routine)   

STAT: 1 hour after receipt in laboratory

Routine: 2-4 hours after receipt in laboratory

Reference Values

<50 years: 0-12 mm/hour

≥50 years: 0-15 mm/hour
<50 years: 0-25 mm/hour

≥50 years: 0-35 mm/hour

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only

Analyte Stability:

8 hours at ambient temperature

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Hematology.

Specimen Transport Temperature


LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Sedimentation Rate (ESR), Blood 30341-2