Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

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

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
Sed rate, ESR.

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

Specimen:
Whole blood collected in a completely filled lavender-top (EDTA) tube for the modified Westergren method or a completely filled gray-top (3.8% sodium citrate) tube for the original Westergren method.

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

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