Test Overview
Test Methodology

Winpette Wintrobe

Test Usage

Is often used to monitor the effectiveness of therapy in inflammatory diseases.

Reference Range *

Pediatric: 0-16 years (M or F): 1-15 mm/hour; Adult Male: 0-10 mm/hour; Adult Female: 0-20 mm/hour

Test Limitations

Bubbles, improper dilution ratio, foaming, gross hemolysis or lipemia, severe agitation, exposure to direct sunlight or improper temperatures, abnormally high or low hematocrits, hemoglobinopathies and paraproteinemia may cause results to be inaccurate.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

2 - 4 hours

Soft Order Code
WIN
MiChart Code
Wintrobe Sed Rate, Manual
Synonyms
  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, Wintrobe
  • ESR, Wintrobe
  • Sed Rate, Wintrobe
  • Wintrobe Sedimentation Rate
  • WINTROBE RBC SEDI RATE
  • WIN
Laboratory
Hematopathology
Section
Hematology
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a lavender top EDTA K2 tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature within 24 hours of collection.

Alternate Specimen
Any EDTA K2 Vacutainer® collection tube is acceptable, including, but not limited to Pink top EDTA K2 and Tan top EDTA K2 tubes.
Rejection Criteria
Specimens clotted, diluted with IV fluid, underfilled or in improper tubes will be rejected. Microtainer® tubes will be rejected. Liquid EDTA K3 tubes will be rejected due to possible dilutional effects.
Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
3 mL EDTA K2 whole blood
Minimum Volume
2 mL EDTA K2 whole blood
Billing
CPT Code
85651
Fee Code
22306
NY State Approved
No