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ESR

Overview Risks Results
Alternative Names:
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; Sed rate; Sedimentation rate
Normal Values:
Adults (Westergren method):
  • Men under 50 years old: less than 15 mm/hr.
  • Men over 50 years old: less than 20 mm/hr.
  • Women under 50 years old: less than 20 mm/hr.
  • Women over 50 years old: less than 30 mm/hr.

Children (Westergren method):

  • Newborn: 0 to 2 mm/hr.
  • Neonatal to puberty: 3 to 13 mm/hr.

Note: mm/hr. = millimeters per hour.

What abnormal results mean:
Elevated values occur with: Markedly elevated values occur with: Lower-than-normal levels occur with: Additional conditions that may affect test results:
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