Test Catalog


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Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

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Test Name: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Test Code: ESRB

Male Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
&#8805; 0 y 43110 mm

Female Reference Interval

Age Category       Reference Interval       units
&#8805; 0 y 43120 mm

Turn around time: Analyzed within 1 day of receipt.

Collection Container: Black

Sample Type: Whole Blood

Minimum Volume: 5.0 mL

Collection and Shipping Requirements: Stable for 4 Hours.

Method: Manual

Notes:
<p> ESR without diagnosis will not be performed.</p> <p> If ESR and CRP are ordered together, only CRP will be performed.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>