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ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) Blood Test
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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.
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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.


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  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

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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.