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Whats a normal sed rate?
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by Tammy826, May 01, 2009
What is a normal sed rate for a 39 yr. old female? Does anyone know whats considered a high one? Thanks!!!
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by scaredguy309, May 01, 2009
anything from 0-15. Indicates abnormal inflammation when above due to infection etc.
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by Tammy826, May 01, 2009
I was looking at my test results & my sed rate was 40 is that considered high?
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by Cheri21157, May 01, 2009
What is a sed rate?
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by ampky, May 01, 2009
Here is more info on it:  http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/esr/glance.html
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by Fluffysmom, May 01, 2009
I'm a 46 year old female and my sed rate was recently 38; it was listed as high, but neither my PCP or my rheumatologist seemed concerned by it.  

I don't know if that helps any.  

Take care!
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by Fluffysmom, May 01, 2009
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.

Just thinking out loud, lol!
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by scaredguy309, May 01, 2009
people's sed rate can go as high as 100mm/hr depending on the extent of the inflamation. However a sed rate of 40 should worrent some investigation espesially when combined with other symptoms
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by Teri112, May 01, 2009
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.
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by Tammy826, May 03, 2009
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!