ISO 13079:2011

Laboratory glass and plastics ware — Tubes for the measurement of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate by the Westergren method

Synopsis

ISO 13079:2011 specifies requirements for single-use and re-usable glass and plastics tubes for measuring the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) by the Westergren method, and for a support to hold tubes during the performance of the test. These so-called "Westergren tubes" are also sometimes designated as "Westergren pipettes". A procedure for measuring the erythrocyte sedimentation rate by the Westergren method is given in an informative annex.

ISO 13079:2011 does not apply to single-use containers for human venous blood specimen collection and their accessories for which other standards apply. It also does not apply for devices where the Westergren method has been used as basis to develop other, similar methods or equipment for the erythrocyte sedimentation rate determination.

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General Information

Status Current
Edition 2011
No. of Pages 15
ICS Classification 11.100.10 In vitro diagnostic test systems
Committee ISO/TC 48
Available for Purchase For sale in Singapore only
Adoption ISO