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What does having normal ESR test results mean?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Nothing really: It's neither sensitive nor specific, but is one additional piece of information for certain workups. Even as a test for polymyalgia rheumatica, it's probably been superseded by the C-reactive protein.
Answered on Dec 31, 2015

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