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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

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4.7
NABL, ISO
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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations
Patient Concerns

Overview of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Test Description

This is a non specific test which helps detect any inflammation in your body. It is usually ordered if you are experiencing fever, weight loss, muscle pain or any symptoms which suggest an autoimmune disorders, arthritis or infections. This test is rarely performed alone, it is usually combined with other tests to determine the cause of symptoms.

Why Get Tested

  1. When your doctor thinks that you might have a condition causing inflammation like tubercolosis, arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases or any autoimmune disorder 
  2. When you have symptoms of vascolitis like fever, headaches, poor appetite, unexplained weight loss


Precautions

  • No special preparation required

What Results of Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate mean?

Interpretations

  • Moderately elevated ESR occurs with inflammation but can also occur with anemia, infection, pregnancy 
  • A very high ESR usually has an obvious cause like severe infection, vasculitis like temporal arteritis etc

            ESR is a non specific marker of inflammation and is affected by other factors. Therefore, the results are often interpreted with            clinical findings and other investigations.


Patient Concerns about Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can the ESR become low as well?
Yes, low ESR can be seen with conditions like leucocytosis, polycythemia, or sickle cell anemia.

Provided By

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Thyrocare Technologies Limited is India's first and most advanced Totally Automated Laboratory having its strong presence in more than 2000 cities / towns in India and internationally. Thyrocare is India's first fully automated diagnostic laboratory with a focus on providing quality at affordable costs to laboratories and hospitals in India and other countries. Thyrocare operates with a Centralized Processing Laboratory (CPL) in Mumbai - India for esoteric tests; and Regional Processing Laboratory in major metro cities of India and other parts of Asia. We have focus on strong technologies, strong brands and strong systems that enable all laboratories to give their clients the best of science and technology at an affordable cost. With a belief that 'Quality' is the heart of any intelligent management, Thyrocare became one of the first Indian diagnostic laboratories to obtain internationally renowned quality accreditations like ISO 9001-2000 rating as early as 2001, which is now escalated to ISO 9001:2008; NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) in 2005 and CAP (College of American Pathologists) certification in 2007.
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