A 34-year-old member asked:
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what does a high sedimentation rate signify?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Marker of : Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease.
Answered on Feb 22, 2019
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Depends: The sedimentation rate can be elevated for a number of causes. The most common cause is inflammation. The test is most valuable when it is done in loo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Not an exact test: The ESR is not that exact a test. I would estimate a level above 50 mm/hr. To indicate more extensive inflammation.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Marker of : Inflammation. Elevated ESR is a non-specific marker of inflammation, but not diagnostic of any particular disease.

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