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Sedimentation Rate

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB547
EPIC Order   SEDIMENTATION RATE, AUTOMATED
CPT Code(s)   85651
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Laboratory
Tube Station   30 Routine: 888 STAT
Specimen Routine: 3 mL blood/Lavender Top Tube;  See Important Comments
Stability
Room Temp - 4 hrs
Refrigerated - 12 hrs
Frozen - NO
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
  STAT: YES
Turnaround Time   STAT 1.5 hrs., Routine 4 hrs.
Reference Range Normal: See Table Below
Comments
 Reference Ranges:  Sedimentation Rate
Age Range: Male (mm/hr) Range: Female (mm/hr) Unspecified
(mm/hr) 
>1 month - 18 years 0-13 0-13 0-13
NOTE: The >1 m - 18 y range will report with the comment "Use reference ranges of 0-15 for males / 0-20 for females if adolescent has entered puberty."
18 - 50 years 0-15 0-20
>50 yr 0-20 0-30 0-20

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on April 19, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514