Specimen: 3 mL (1.5 mL min.) whole blood in 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE. Overnight fasting is preferred.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 72 hrs
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Capillary Photometry / Westergren
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 3 hrs
Usage: ESR is an acute phase reactant which indicates presence and intensity of an inflammatory process.It is never diagnostic of a specific disease. It is used to monitor the course or response to treatment of certain diseases. Extremely high levels are found in cases of malignancy, hematologic diseases, collagen disorders and renal diseases.
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Overnight fasting is preferred.