ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) in Greater Noida
Understanding ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) in Greater Noida
What is ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) in Greater Noida?
An ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) test indicates the presence of inflammation in the body and is available at an affordable price in Greater Noida with Tata 1mg labs. Inflammation is part of the body's defence mechanism against any infection, injury, or chronic disease. Any inflammation in the body could be a sign of chronic disease, an immune disorder, or other medical conditions. This test helps determine whether or not you have an active disease, but it cannot locate the cause of an inflammation.
An ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) test may be performed as part of a routine health checkup or when you experience signs and symptoms like fever, joint stiffness, body pain, abdominal pain, or blood in the stool.
What does ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) measure?
An ESR test measures the rate at which red blood cells (erythrocytes) settle (sediment) at the bottom of a tube that contains a blood sample in one hour.
When there is any inflammation in the body, certain proteins, mainly fibrinogen, increase in the blood. This increased amount of fibrinogen causes the red blood cells to form a stack (rouleaux formation) that settles quickly due to its high density, leading to an increase in the ESR.
An ESR test is a non-specific measure of inflammation and can be affected by conditions other than inflammation also. This test cannot identify the exact location of the inflammation in your body or what is causing it. Hence, an ESR test is usually prescribed along with a few other tests to identify or treat possible health concerns.
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Frequently Asked Questions about ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) in Greater Noida
Q. What is the purpose of an ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) blood test?
Q. Is there any risk associated with an ESR test?
Q. Is there any preparation required before an ESR test?
Q. What are some of the common causes of high erythrocyte sedimentation rate?
Q. Is high ESR good or bad?
Q. Why are the ESR levels high in women?
Q. What other tests might be recommended besides an ESR test?
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