Westergren method


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Wes·ter·gren meth·od

(vest'ĕr-gren),
a procedure for estimating the sedimentation rate of red blood cells in fluid blood by mixing venous blood with an aqueous solution of sodium citrate and allowing it to stand in an upright standard pipette (200 mm long) filled to the zero mark; the fall of the red blood cells, in millimeters, is then observed in 1 hour; the normal rate for men is 0-15 mm (average, 4 mm), and for women 0-20 mm (average, 5 mm).

Westergren method

A method for determining ESR. See Zetacrit.

Wes·ter·gren meth·od

(ves'ter-gren meth'ŏd)
A procedure for estimating the sedimentation rate in fluid blood by mixing venous blood with an aqueous solution of sodium chloride and allowing it to stand in an upright pipette; the fall of the red blood cells, in millimeters, is observed in 1 hour; the normal rate for men is 0-15 mm (average, 4 mm), and for women, 0-20 mm (average, 5 mm).

Westergren,

Alf, Swedish physician, 1891–.
Westergren method - a procedure for estimating the sedimentation rate of red blood cells in fluid blood.
Westergren sedimentation rate
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Some methods require that the results be read in as little as 15 minutes, as opposed to one hour for the Westergren method.
Barrett and Hill conducted a study comparing the Micro-Dispette method (Guest Medical) to the Westergren method.
Four micro-ESR methods were compared to the Westergren method.
ESRs were performed on the three sample alioquots for each subject by the Westergren method and four potential micro-ESR methods within four hours of specimen collection.
In conclusion, the Test-1 offers a fast determination of the ESR with acceptable intraassay variability and good correlation with traditional Westergren methods.
Modified Westergren method was considered as the reference method.
The gold standard technique for measuring ESR is the Westergren method.
However, it is an absolute necessity to validate these instruments against the standard Westergren method to enable routine use and also to substitute the standard ESR method.
In the present study, the results obtained with the VesMATIC cube80[TM] analyzer were compared with the modified Westergren method using the agreement analysis of Bland and Altman.