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ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) Blood Test
ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) Blood Test
ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) Blood Test
ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) Blood Test
ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) Blood Test

ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) Blood Test

ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) is a blood test that helps to diagnose conditions associated with acute and chronic inflammation including infections and autoimmune disorders.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Inflammation

Inflammation (1 Biomarker)

ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) is a nonspecific marker of inflammation and indirectly measures inflammation levels in the body. This blood test measures the rate at which red blood cells fall in a tall, thin tube of blood. Normally, red blood cells fall slowly and leave little clear plasma within the tube. Increased levels of certain proteins in the blood such as fibrinogen or immunoglobulins, which are both increased in inflammation cause the red blood cells to fall quicker which increases the ESR result.

The ESR test helps to diagnose conditions associated with acute and chronic inflammation, including infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases. ESR is a non-specific marker as it does not pinpoint exactly where the inflammation is in the body or what is causing it. Chronic low level inflammation is a risk factor for heart disease.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

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Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.