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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
Sed rate, ESR.

Rationale
To assist in diagnosing acute infection in diseases such as tissue necrosis, chronic infection, and acute inflammation.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Westergren or modified Westergren.

AgeMaleFemale
Newborn0–2 mm/hr0–2 mm/hr
Less than 50 yr0–15 mm/hr0–25 mm/hr
50 yr and older0–20 mm/hr0–30 mm/hr

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "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/425392/4/Erythrocyte_Sedimentation_Rate.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425392/4/Erythrocyte_Sedimentation_Rate. Accessed July 18, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425392/4/Erythrocyte_Sedimentation_Rate
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 18]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425392/4/Erythrocyte_Sedimentation_Rate.
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