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Epic Code LAB547 Sedimentation Rate

Important Note

Testing must be set up within 6 hours of draw time if specimen is kept at room temperature. (4 hours for United Laboratory)

Test Name Alias

Sed Rate | ESR | Erythrocyte | iSED | Sedimentation Rate | 8441

Interface Order Alias

10061

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): Lavender Top (EDTA) 3.0 mL

Preferred Volume to Collect: 3.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL (2.0 mL for United Lab)

Neonate Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL

Capillary collect ok: Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes

 

Collection Instructions:

  • Gently invert 8 - 10 times after collection.
  • Testing must be set up within 6 hours of draw time if specimen is kept at room temperature. (4 hours at United Laboratory)
  • Testing may be set up within 24 hours if specimen is kept at 2-4° C.
  • Capillary blood is acceptable for patients who are difficult to draw.

 

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed Specimen: Whole Blood EDTA
  • Centrifuge/Spin: No
  • Aliquot: No
  • Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

  • Frozen specimens
  • Clotted specimens

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 6 hours (United Lab: 4 hours)

Refrigerate: 24 hours (United Lab: 12 hours)

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours (United Lab: 7 days)

Test Frequency

Available 24 hours, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

Female:

0-20 mm/hour

 

Male:

0 minutes up to 42 months: 0-20 mm/hour

42 months up to 64 years: 0-10 mm/hour

64 years and older: 0-20 mm/hour

Performing Department

HEMATOLOGY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Blodgett Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Gerber Laboratory, Fremont, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI
Spectrum Health Zeeland Laboratory, Zeeland, MI

Methodology

Micro-flow kinetics of RBC aggregation

 

SHUH: Sediplast Autozero Westergren System

CPT

85652

CDM Code

Update in process

Epic Test ID

1230101153

LOINC

Sed Rate: 30341-2

Beaker LOINC

SEDIMENTATION RATE: 30341-2

Reviewed Date

9/2/2021

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: SEDIMENTATION RATE
Beaker Display Name: Sedimentation rate
BEAKER TEST NAME: SED RATE
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Sed Rate

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BW HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BL HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BR HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
GM HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
LH HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
PH HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
RC HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
UN HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
ZH HEMATOLOGY: 3 ML LAV TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated