ESR is an acute phase reactant which indicates presence and intensity of an of an inflammatory process. An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a type of blood test that measures how quickly erythrocytes (red blood cells) settle at the bottom of a test tube that contains a blood sample.High value of ESR can be seen in following conditions Infection. Rheumatoid arthritis.,Rheumatic fever.,Vascular disease.,Inflammatory bowel disease. Heart disease.,Kidney disease.,Certain cancers.etc
Overnight fasting is preferred.
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