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.
Submit With Order
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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Aliases
  • Sed rate
  • Sedimentation rate
  • Westergren sedimentation rate