Sedi-Rate™ offers a simple, safe, economical and highly accurate method for performing Westergren ESR determinations.
The polystyrene Sedi-Rate™ pipette is graduated from 0 to 180mm and features a unique fibrous plug located at the zero mark. The plug is specifically designed to be a self-sealing aerosol barrier that stops hazardous substances from escaping through the top of the pipette.
The polypropylene Sedi-Rate™ vial features a patented self-sealing stopper that is easily pierced with a transfer pipette or piercing funnel. The vial is supplied pre-filled with 0.25mL of 3.8% trisodium citrate diluent. Simply add 1mL of EDTA-treated blood to complete the 1 to 4 ratio as required by the Westergren method.
ESR Westergren Sedi-Rate™ system is completely closed, thereby offering the highest degree of safety. The use of Sedi-Rate eliminates splashing, spraying and aerosol hazards, making it an optimum choice for ESR testing in the laboratory.
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (Non-Automated) is granted waived status under CLIA
CPT Code 85651 Test Name Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate – Non Automated Use Nonspecific screening test for inflammatory activity, increased for majority of infections, and most cases of carcinoma and leukemia.
Direction For Use
Simply add 1mL of EDTA-treated blood to the Sedi-Rate™ vial. (Pictured above using the optional piercing funnel and ESR transfer pipette). Invert several times to mix.
Insert the pipette through the pierceable stopper. Then, using continuous force, push the pipette down to the bottom of the vial.
The blood automatically rises into the pipette and stops at the zero mark.
Place the test unit in the rack. At the end of 60 minutes, the numerical results can be read directly from the imprinted scale on the pipette.