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ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) in Secunderabad

Also known as SED rate, Sedimentation rate, Westergren sedimentation rate
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  1. Overnight fasting is preferred but not mandatory.

Understanding ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) in Secunderabad

What is ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) in Secunderabad?

An ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) test indicates the presence of inflammation in the body and is available at an affordable price in Secunderabad with Tata 1mg labs. Inflammation is part of the body's defense against infection, injury, or chronic disease. Any inflammation in the body could be a sign of chronic illness, 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) in one hour at the bottom of a tube that contains a blood sample.

When there is 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. This test cannot identify the exact location of the inflammation in your body or what is causing it. Hence, an ESR test is usually performed along with a few other tests to identify or treat possible health concerns.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) in Secunderabad

Frequently Asked Questions about ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) in Secunderabad

Q. What is the purpose of an ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) blood test?

An ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) blood test determines the presence of inflammation in the body due to an injury, infection, or any other disease like an immune system disorder.

Q. Is there any risk associated with an ESR test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting when a needle is pricked and may experience some bleeding that is normal and usually not bothersome. Some people may also experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times daily for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. Is there any preparation required before an ESR test?

Generally, overnight fasting is preferred for an ESR test. However, it is not mandatory. It is also advised that you should inform the doctor about the medications you take as some medications, including estrogens, birth control pills, aspirin, prednisone, etc., may affect your test results.

Q. What are some of the common causes of high erythrocyte sedimentation rate?

Some of the common causes of high erythrocyte sedimentation rate are tissue injury, inflammatory or infectious diseases, old age, diabetes, thyroid problems, obesity, heart disease, anemia, etc. Sometimes, certain types of cancer, such as lymphoma and multiple myeloma systemic, may also be a reason for high ESR.

Q. Is high ESR good or bad?

A moderate ESR may be due to conditions like pregnancy, menstruation, or anemia that might be normal and may not suggest an inflammatory disease. However, the higher the ESR levels, the greater the chances of inflammation, which might indicate an inflammatory condition or infection.

Q. Why are the ESR levels high in women?

Women normally have slightly higher ESR levels than men. Causes of a high ESR count in females may include anemia, pregnancy, and other hormonal imbalances.

Q. What other tests might be recommended besides an ESR test?

Along with an ESR test, your doctor may recommend a CRP test, an ANA test (antinuclear antibody test), a Rheumatoid factor test, or blood cultures to identify suspected health concerns. If serious problems like cancer are suspected, serum electrophoresis may be done to look for evidence of cancers like multiple myeloma and lymphoma.

Q. Is an ESR test available for booking in Secunderabad?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers an ESR test in Secunderabad. The test is easy to book, is affordable, and comes with a comprehensible report.

Q. Is a home sample collection facility available for an ESR test in Secunderabad?

Yes, Tata 1mg Labs offers a home sample collection facility for an ESR test in Secunderabad. You can also select the date and time for sample collection and schedule the test at your convenience.

Q. How can I schedule an ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Secunderabad?

If you want to schedule an ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) test with Tata 1mg Labs in Secunderabad, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of an ESR test in Secunderabad?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests. In Secunderabad, an ESR test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 129.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to provide the reports of an ESR test in Secunderabad?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to promptly get the information you need. On average, we take 15 hours to provide the reports of an ESR test in Secunderabad.
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