Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

CMH Lab Section
Hematology

Specimen Requirements
Main Campus & South Campus:
Minimum 0.5 mL EDTA lavendar top tube
Northland:
Minimum 1.5 ml in a 3mL EDTA lavender top tube

Availability
Stat, Urgent, Routine

Turn Around Time
Main Campus & South Campus:
Stat: 1 hr Routine: 4 hrs
Northland: Stat: 2 hrs Routine: 4 hrs

Methodology
Main Campus & South Campus: Laser options/kinetics Northland: Wintrobe

Ranges
0-16 yrs = 0-13 mm/hr
Male (>16 yrs) = 0-15 mm/hr
Female (>16 yrs) = 0-19 mm/hr

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