2 - 4 hours
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, Westergren
Sed Rate, Westergren
Westergren Sedimentation Rate
WESTEGREN RBC SEDI RATE
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Is often used to monitor the effectiveness of therapy in inflammatory diseases.
Male: 0-15 mm/hour; Female: 0-20 mm/hour
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Liquid EDTA K3 collection tubes are not acceptable and will be rejected due to possible dilutional effects.
Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 Vacutainer® tube. Send intact at room temperature within 8 hours of collection.
Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 Vacutainer® tube. Send intact whole blood specimen at room temperature within 8 hours of collection, or within 24 hours if refrigerated.