ESR stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It is an indirect test to measure inflammation in the body. It is usually indicated in a person with unexplained fevers, certain types of arthritis, muscle symptoms, or other vague symptoms which cannot be explained. It is a screening test and can be used to monitor the illness is becoming more active or flaring up. The normal values are less than 15 mm at end of one hour. Test values may vary in every lab. It is suggested to consult your doctor for correlation of your test result with clinical findings. Keep me posted.
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