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Code 1001
Test or Panel Test
Name SEDIMENTATION RATE
Specimen Type Lavender top tube (EDTA)
Preferred Volume 3 mL
Minimum Volume (Emergencies only) 1.5 mL
Patient Prep N/A
Collection Procedure N/A
Specimen Processing N/A
Storage and Transport Ambient (room temperature): 4 hours; Refrigerated: 1 day
Stability Refrigerated 1 day
Unacceptable Condition Clotted, hemolyzed, microtainers, EDTA tube filled less than half full, anticoagulants other than EDTA or specimens that exceed stability requirements.
Alternate Specimens N/A
Limitations N/A
CPT Codes 85652
Interface Order Code 1001
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri
Available STAT? No
Turnaround Time 24 Hours
Methodology Automated Westergren
Alias SED
Synonyms ESR; Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate; Westergren Sedimentation Rate

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