ESR Test

Collection from Noida & Indirapuram, Ghaziabad

Purpose of Test

The full form of ESR is Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate. It is the rate at which the red blood cells precipitate in the blood. It is an important test as it will help in the diagnosis of various kidney diseases and lupus. It also does the complete blood test which is significant for knowing the composition of various components in the blood.
The normal result here means that the blood should contain all its components in the required proportion. This proportion may vary depending on person’s age and sex. If the blood count is the one which is expected then the results are said to be normal and abnormal otherwise.
Reasons Behind Abnormal Results

The results are said to be abnormal is the person has insufficient or excessive blood count.  The patient may suffer following problems in case of abnormal results:-

  • Patient might be suffering from leukemia
  • Patient might be suffering from a heart or kidney disease

How Test Performed

The procedure of test is simple in which the blood sample of a patient is taken and is examined and tested in the laboratory. The sample is tested through various specimens for knowing the correct ESR. No prior preparations are required before the test. The reports usually come in six to seven hours after the blood examination.

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