ESR Test in Pondichery
ESR test is done to understand if your body is experiencing any inflammation.
ESR is a routine generic test that provides overall information of the body’s functioning and doesn’t indicate any specific condition. The advantage of ESR is the quick turnaround time and can rule out or indicate a presence of certain disorders and help the doctor in further diagnosis.
You might need an ESR test if you experience symptoms of inflammatory conditions like arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These symptoms can include:
- Joint pain or stiffness
- Pain in the shoulders
- Sudden weight loss
- Loose motions
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate is the rate at which red blood cells deposit at the bottom of the container (sediment) in a time period of 1 hour. Abnormal results indicate a wide range of disorder, without implying any specific condition or diagnose it.
Reference Values Of ESR Test
Reference range depends on age, gender and medical history. The normal range is 0-22 mm/hr for men and 0-29 mm/hr for women.
A single elevated ESR, without any symptoms of a specific disease, is not informative of any specific medical condition. Furthermore, a normal result does not rule out any abnormalities. Moderately elevated ESR can indicate several range of possibilities such as abnormalities such inflammation anemia, infection, and also situations such as pregnancy, or aging.
A very high ESR usually indicative of a severe infection marked by an increase in globulins, polymyalgia rheumatica or temporal arteritis. A health practitioner will typically use other follow-up tests, such as blood cultures, depending on the person's symptoms to interpret and form a final diagnosis. People with myeloma or tumors that make large amounts of immunoglobulins typically have very high ESRs albeit they do not have inflammation.
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