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Laboratory Medicine

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Erythrocyte Sedimentary Rate


TestErythrocyte Sedimentary Rate
Common AbbreviationsESR
Clinical IndicationESR can be used to aid diagnosis for many conditions associated with acute and chronic inflammation. Useful for temporal arteritis, giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica diagnosis.
Specimen TypeBlood
Sample TypeEDTA
Minimum Volume1 x 3 mL (can be shared with a FBC sample)
Special PrecautionsMust be at least half filled
Stability24 hrs
Turnaround Time1 hour (urgent) 4 hours (routine)
LaboratoryYork Hospital
Reference IntervalReference range printed on final report.
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