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Test Code RMCSEDRATE Sedimentation Rate, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Rutland Regional Medical Center Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole blood
Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Specimen Minimum Volume: 2 mL

Collection Instructions:
1. Invert several times to mix blood.

2. Send specimen in original tube.

Additional Information: Specimen is stable for 24 hours when refrigerated.

Reference Values

Males: 0-15 mm/hour

Females: 0-20 mm/hour

Days Performed

Daily

Analytical Time:

1 day

Available Stat

Methodology

Automated

Test Classification and CPT Coding

CPT 85652

LOINC 30341-2

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated