Formal Name of the Test:
Sed Rate by Modified Westergren
Other Names Used:
Westergren Sedimentation Rate, Sed Rate, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, ESR,
Sedimentation rate can be used to distinguish between inflammatory and neoplastic disorders and as a measure of disease severity. It can also be used to track the progression of inflammatory diseases.
There is no need for any prior preparation.
Test Performed at:
Quest Diagnostics, Test Code 809
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