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Esr Westergren Normal Range
Extreme fatigue and swollen lymph nodes. Checked out by surgeon. CBC: White blood cells in normal range, lymphocytes 53% ESR and CRP ok. No fever, I gained weight. Doctors say an infection. Ideas?
Mch is 25.3 normal range is 27.0-33, 0, my mchc is 31.3 normal is 32.0-36.0 and my esr is 23. Do I need to be concerned?
How much is Hb?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, none of the results are a cause for concern if your hemoglobin is normal. ...Read more
For 12 months, my CRP & ESR levels have been elevated by 2-3 times the normal range. Ana is also detectable. What can I do to lower inflammation?
You need: You need to determine is causing the inflammation. If for example you smoke, we know that that can elevated a crp. If you overweight, that can cause a elevated crp. If you are pregnant, both can be elevated. Without knowing more of your history it is difficult to comment on what exactly to do. See your doctor to discuss further. ...Read more
What causes a high number/percentage of MID cells in CBC when the overall WBC is in the normal range? ESR is also high (50mm/hr) and slight anaemia.
Increase in monocyte:
Monocytes are increased frequently after a viral infection or after some bone marrow insult--again usually viral, but can be associated with exposures or other type of illness. The elevated sed rate represents some sort of inflammatory response to something--the slight anemia requires more information.
Please visit with your physician to understand what is going on with you medically. ...Read more
For 57+ F are WBC (or any of its components), Pt & ESR supposed to go above the normal range in case of kidney/liver disorder and/or tumor?
Labs: The WBC has no relationship to kidney/liver or tumor ...Read more
Father age 65 has Serum creatinine of 1.6, esr 22, high monocytes and esonophil count than normal range, renal cyst, gall stones. HBa1c 9.9%. Stents done?
In my recent hematology Report ESR (WG) Count 90 where as range given was 1-20. Please advise is it normal in pregnancy or I need to consult Doctor?
Rheumatoid factor just out of range at 20.2. Normal esr, ana. Bilateral hip pain, chest, and roaming pains in other joints, never swelling. Is it ra?
Unlikely: Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed based on a number of criteria. Each criteria has a point value. You must have 6 points to be diagnosed. What you described would be 2 points. This isn't enough for rheumatoid arthritis (ra). You should still see a doctor familiar with RA to be sure. The most important part if the diagnosis is the feel of the joints not the lab. ...Read more
Pr3 at 3.8 but anca-c normal. Esr 80 hs crp 8.5 crp 0.4 with anemia, ckd, chf. Is pr3 related to neuropathy vasculitis? Reference ranges vary 4 pr3?
Rule out Wegener's: Lab error may happen when testing for vasculitis. If there's a lesion in the nose / ear / eye / lung / kidney that's suspicious for anca-c disease / "granulomatous polyangiitis" then biopsy is indicated; trust this over the labs. Dr. Wegener was a German in WWII but did not take part in crimes against humankind and the knowledge he gave the world has saved many lives. Hope this gets sorted out. ...Read more
Means little: The "sed rate" is ordered to shed light on other findings, both clinical and lab. It's a primitive test and one that's easy to do wrong. In my book, this is fine; don't conclude you're sick simply because this falls outside a reference range. ...Read more
Nothing by itself: It may be a lab error. Or it may be a tipoff that you have actual subtle disease. If the history and physical exam aren't helpful, then forget about it. The sed rate (ESR) is a poor tool to use for a fishing expedition, but it's especially helpful in picking up those musculoskeletal conditions that may be inflammatory (lupus, polymyalgia rheumatica, others). ...Read more
No inflammation: ESR, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is a measure of inflammation and is commonly ordered with a C-Reactive protein. A normal ESR is usually less than 15-20, but can depend on the lab which performed the test. If you have a normal ESR, you are not likely to have an inflammatory process. The ESR is not a test for a specific problem, so it would be best to know why the test was ordered. ...Read more
Not specific: ESR stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It is a non-specific marker for inflammation. It can be elevated due to infection, immune reaction or sometimes in more serious problems like cancer. You need to work with your doctor to do more testing to find the cause of this increase in inflammation. ...Read more
Means nothing: It's uses are very limited and I think your value is normal. Plus, the test is often done wrong. Don't give this another thought if you feel well. ...Read more
My ESR level is 35 (normal is 10.00-20.00) elaborate. What causes it to rise? Can it be controlled?
I recently had blood examination and had ESR level at 23. Man 33 years old. Is that bad? I can't see the normal levels anywhere. Please advise. Thanks
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 had symptoms and I was worried about serious systemic inflammatory disease, I'd actually be reassured by this fairly low value. ...Read more
My mothere has an ESR of 50. Which is high and she is diabetic and has normal hb. So what are the possible causes of this high value and any test?
Depends on the lab: Reference ranges can vary depending on the laboratory. ...Read more
Hi! I have my blood test, the esr (westergren 1 hr) is 14 mm/hr, is it something to worry? Is it blood inflammation? What is the normal rate, i`m 37 yrs
Within normal limits: The normal value (westergren method) for women under the age of 50 is less than 20 mm/hr. ...Read more
My haematology blood analysis and MCH is 24 less to normal (27-32), ESR (westergren 1hr) is 30 high to normal (0-12), monocytes 0.1, please explain, ?
Big picture: Labs mean nothing in isolation, and this is insufficient information. I'd ignore the monocytes if the absolute granulocytes and lymphocytes are near the reference range. You need to understand that the reference range is not the "healthy range" and several % of healthy folks are outside range on either side. With low mch, consider a check for subtle iron deficiency or thal minor. ...Read more