Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
Females (all ages): 0 – 7mm per first hour
Males (all ages): 0 – 5mm per first hour
ESR Microtube method (RMCH only)
Males and Females less than 16 years old: 4 – 10 mm per first hour
From 3 years:1.45 – 1.80 cp (Centipoise)
Glandular Fever Screen
Limitations for infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever): the test detects heterophile antibodies in whole blood. Approximately 10% of adults and up to 40% of children under the age of 5 years do not produce these antibodies so will give a negative screening test. Always consider the test result in combination with clinical symptoms and results of the white cell differential.