Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Sed rate, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is a blood test that can expose inflammatory task in your body. The sed rate test determines the distance red cell drop in a test tube in one hour. The further the red cell have come down, the greater the inflammatory response of your immune system. A sed rate test can also aid establish the severity of your inflammatory response and monitor the impact of therapy. Due to the fact that a sed rate test can not determine the problem that's creating swelling in your body, it's usually gone along with by other blood tests, such as the C-reactive protein test.

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