Publish date: 20 December 2021

Due to a National shortage of paediatric ESR testing kits until sometime in the new year the department will only be able to measure an ESR on the automated platforms which require 1.6mL of EDTA blood. If more than an ESR is requested please note that a full 2.7 mL EDTA sample will be required. Any less than this volume and unfortunately the test will have to be rejected as an insufficient sample.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused; we are working on an alternative solution moving forward.