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J Med Assoc Thai. 2001 Mar;84(3):422-5.

Comparative study between Westergren and erythrocyte sedimentation pipette method for determination of erythrocyte sedimentation rate.

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Department of Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Abstract

A comparative study between standard Westergren and erythrocyte sedimentation pipette (Sediplast) methods for determination of erythrocyte sedimentation rate was performed on 80 individual subjects. From the study, the comparison-of-methods plot Sediplast method (X) vs Westergren method (Y) gave the least square linear regression equation of Y = 1.001 X - 2.24 (r = 0.99). Precision analysis gave a coefficient of variation below 3 per cent. The new erythrocyte sedimentation pipette method seems to be an effective and safe method for erythrocyte sedimentation rate determination in the present day.

PMID:
11460946
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