Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
Sed rate, ESR.
To assist in diagnosing acute infection in diseases such as tissue necrosis, chronic infection, and acute inflammation.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
Method: Westergren or modified Westergren.
|Newborn||0–2 mm/hr||0–2 mm/hr|
|Less than 50 yr||0–15 mm/hr||0–25 mm/hr|
|50 yr and older||0–20 mm/hr||0–30 mm/hr|
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Van Leeuwen, Anne M., and Mickey Lynn. Bladh. "Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425392/1/Erythrocyte_Sedimentation_Rate.
Van Leeuwen AMA, Bladh MLM. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425392/1/Erythrocyte_Sedimentation_Rate. Accessed June 3, 2023.
Van Leeuwen, A. M., & Bladh, M. L. (2017). Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests (7th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425392/1/Erythrocyte_Sedimentation_Rate
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