Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

what is normal esr level

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
ESR: This is a very non-specific measure of inflammation and if the cause of the initial elevation has been corrected (either spontaneously or through ther ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Lab data: The ESR is a completely non-specific measure of inflammation. Without knowing anything else it is meaningless. You need clinical correlation. If you h ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yup, normal: Westergren is the standard method to measure the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, "sed rate"). At your age (women under 50) anything und ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Complicated: The ESR is a marker of inflammation. Infections and auto-immune diseases are two things that can make it go up. It also tends to go up a little as we ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Means nothing: I'm a pathologist and consider that normal. Sed rate is hard to do correctly in any case, and the results mean nothing whatever in isolation. If you h ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Dall-winther
16 years experience Family Medicine
No more labs!: Absolutely not! If you are otherwise feeling well, there is no need to recheck an ESR at any point. Great news!
1
1 thank
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Elevated ESR is a non-speci ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Depends on the lab: Reference ranges can vary depending on the laboratory.
2
2 thanks
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How low? : Picture is incomplete, we don't treat lab results, rather patients. You need to be evaluated as a whole, low IgG3, an IgG subtype, can be meaningless, ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
This is an odd.....: Question. Of course, a theoretical answer is yes, but i would ask you why you are focussed on whether or not you have cancer? Likewise, why are you a ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month