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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a test that measures how fast red blood cells (erythrocytes) drop to the bottom of a collection tube.

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate: Other Names

Other names for Erythrocyte sedimentation rate include:

Diseases Associated with Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Erythrocyte sedimentation rate:

  • Inflammatory diseases* "" states that this test is not used to diagnose disease, but rather to monitor disease

Basic Information: Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate: A common blood test used to detect and monitor inflammation within the body. It involves measuring the rate of red blood cell sedimentation in a tube.

Disease or Condition count: 7; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Erythrocyte sedimentation rate' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List Erythrocyte sedimentation rate as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Erythrocyte sedimentation rate' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:



  • Lupus ... erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)



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