Also known:

ESR, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

systematic name:

erythrocyte sedimentation rate


What sample is required?

The determination is made from a venous blood sample.

Is some kind of prior preparation necessary?

For this test you do not need any special preparation.

Why do the analysis?

To detect the presence of inflammation due to causes such as infections, tumors or autoimmune diseases; to monitor specific disorders such as temporal arteritis, systemic vasculitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, or rheumatoid arthritis.

When to do the analysis?

When the doctor thinks that the affectation may have an inflammatory origin

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