Just googled; one site suggested that 15-40 was considered elevated, 41 and above is high. I guess maybe elevated would be something to watch, and high would be something to be of more immediate concern.
people's sed rate can go as high as 100mm/hr depending on the extent of the inflamation (inflammation). However a sed rate of 40 should worrent some investigation espesially when combined with other symptoms
I am a lab tech and run these test as part of the work I do in a hospital lab. The normal range is 0-20 and any thing above that indicates inflammation going on. It cannot tell where the inflammation is just that its there somewhere in the body.
Thanks for all the good information!!I I just love this forum!! I will bring this to my new Doctors attention. Does MS cause inflammation enough to raise you sed rate? I go to a disabilty Dr. Tues. the 5th so please pray as he is the SS offices Dr & I sure could use some good news about now! Thanks again & God bless you all!
My ESR has been around 38 for a year,been to a rheumatoligst all ok and optometrist as i have eye pain thats normal too all bloods ok apart from that one,ive got an anxiety disorder and its scaring me alot :(
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