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What does 'erythrocyte sedimentation rate' test tell doctor?
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Depends
The sedimentation rate can be elevated for a number of reasons.
The most common cause is inflammation. The test is most valuable when it is done in looking for a certain condition. It has far less value as a "screening test." a normal sed rate can be helpful in ruling out different conditions.

In brief: Depends
The sedimentation rate can be elevated for a number of reasons.
The most common cause is inflammation. The test is most valuable when it is done in looking for a certain condition. It has far less value as a "screening test." a normal sed rate can be helpful in ruling out different conditions.
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