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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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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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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/all/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/all/Erythrocyte_Sedimentation_Rate. Accessed April 24, 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/all/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 April 24]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425392/all/Erythrocyte_Sedimentation_Rate.
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