Sedimentation Rate, Westergren (ESR)
0040325
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
WEST
Methodology
Visual Identification
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Black (sodium citrate).  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 2.4 mL whole blood. (Min: 2.4mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Frozen specimens. Hemolyzed or clotted specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 4 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Male: 0-10 mm/hr
Female: 0-20 mm/hr
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
85651
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0040325Sedimentation Rate, Westergren
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Cross References
  • Sed rate
  • Sedimentation rate
  • Westergren sedimentation rate