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What Is Esr
Sed rate: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, how fast red cells sink in plasma, was known to hippocrates. If high, it suggests inflammation in the body, but it is not sensitive, not specific, and fraught with pitfalls in its performance in the laboratory today. It is a helpful adjunct in the workup of illness. ...Read more
What is ESR blood test? If the ESR value is low, is that mean im totally healthy and do not have any infections or autoimmune disease?
ESR: Esr is erythrocyte a sedimentation rate. It is an inflammatory marker and indicates degree or level of inflammation and used as a guide for inflammation in diagnosis and follow up for response to treatment . It is a non specific marker and is elevated in inflammatory , infectious, auto immune and other disorders . Esr is always evaluated in conjunction with one's symptoms , signs and disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not worried: The ESR is one of the easiest lab tests to do wrong. Even a jackhammer operating in the lab parking lot will raise it. A young person with a value of 41 is slightly high but the person can be just fine; it is of little concern and if the person feels well, i don't consider it worth pursuing. ...Read more
What happens if ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)is 80mm/hr in female what kind of disease she is suffering from.?
Everything: Even drinking a glass of water. Sed rate means nothing whatsoever in isolation. It's hard to do right, nobody's going to do anything with the information, and it's not a warning of hidden disease. We order it simply in case there's some other illness that it might illuminate. ...Read more
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