What is ESR TEST?

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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Test

“The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), also called a sedimentation rate or Westergren ESR, is the rate at which red blood cells sediment in a period of one hour. It is a common hematology test, and is a non-specific measure of inflammation. To perform the test, anticoagulated blood is placed in an upright tube, known as a Westergren tube, and the rate at which the red blood cells fall is measured and reported in mm/h.”

It is imperative that one takes precautionary measures especially when it comes to health conditions. If you are prone to several diseases and infections, or belongs to a family with hereditary diseases, schedule a regular check up to save time, money and most especially your life.

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