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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Test (ESR or sed rate)

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About Our Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Test (ESR or sed rate)

Note: Fasting is not required for this test.

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) blood test, also called a sedimentation rate or sed rate, is used to detect diseases associated with inflammation.

It is useful in detecting inflammation diseases like:

  • Infection
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer

This test is also used to evaluate the nonspecific activity of infections, inflammatory states, autoimmune disorders, and plasma cell dyscrasias.

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