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can low t-3 and elevated esr be an infection?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Likely unrelated: The two test results are likely to be unrelated. Esr may be high in an infection. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that.
Answered on Sep 10, 2013

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