Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR), Blood


Used to evaluate the non-specific activity of infections, inflammatory states, autoimmune disorders, and plasma cell dyscrasias.


Raised principally in pyrexial conditions, infections, inflammatory diseases (including collagen diseases) tissue destruction, and malignancies. Serial determination is helpful in monitoring progress. Normal values increase over 50 yrs of age (females more than males) and during pregnancy. Decreased in polycythaemia, sickle cell anaemia, spherocytosis, hypofibrinogenaemia.

Sample Type, Quantity & Conditions

2 ml EDTA Whole Blood or Sodium citrate Room Temperature

Special Precautions

Normal Range

By Report

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