An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) helps to determine how much inflammation is in the body. Using a blood sample, the test measures how fast the red blood cells known as erythrocytes fall to the bottom of a tall, thin pipette. The test uses the Westergren method of measuring the rate of sedimentation in millimeters per one hour. A normal range for men is 0-15 mm (average – 4 mm); for women it’s 0-20 (average – 5 mm).
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