Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

Test Methodology:

Westergren Method 


Running Day:

Every Wednesday Cut-off – 12:00 NN


Turn Around Time:

Routine: Two hours

Stat: One (1) hour 


Specimen Requirement:

2cc whole blood (sodium citrate - black top) 


Patient Preparation:

None


Special Considerations:

Mix by gentle inversion 8 to10 times 


Unit Conducting the Service:

Hematology