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 Recent changes for ESR

Recent changes for ESR
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
23rd March 2020
Collection & Request Instructions

1.5 mls of blood is to be collected into a EDTA tube by vacuum.   

This is additional to any EDTA collected for FBE    

Retrospective testing within 4 hours at room temperature, or 24 hour if refridgerated

                                                               

At least 1.5 mls of blood is to be collected into a EDTA tube by vacuum.   

This is additional to any EDTA collected for FBE    

Retrospective testing within 4 hours at room temperature, or 24 hour if refridgerated

                                                               

23rd March 2020
Optional Container Type

EDTA 4 mL
EDTA 6 mL

EDTA 4 mL

23rd March 2020
Volume (Adults)

1.2 mL

1.5 mL

Preferred Container Type

ESR tube

EDTA 3 mL

Optional Container Type

EDTA 4 mL
EDTA 6 mL

Collection & Request Instructions

1.2 mls of blood is to be collected into a Diesse Vac-Tec  tube by vacuum.       

Retrospective testing within 4 hours.

                                                               

1.5 mls of blood is to be collected into a EDTA tube by vacuum.   

This is additional to any EDTA collected for FBE    

Retrospective testing within 4 hours at room temperature, or 24 hour if refridgerated

                                                               

Frequency

24/7

ESR

Alternative Names:Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
Laboratory:Haematology
Test Code:ESR
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
EDTA 3 mL
EDTA 4 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:1.5 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:

At least 1.5 mls of blood is to be collected into a EDTA tube by vacuum.   

This is additional to any EDTA collected for FBE    

Retrospective testing within 4 hours at room temperature, or 24 hour if refridgerated

                                                               

Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:24/7
Additional Notes:

Reference Ranges: Male 1—10 mm/Hr
                                    Female 1—20mm/Hr