ESR

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate; Sed rate; Sedimentation rate

ESR stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. It is commonly called a "sed rate."

It is a test that indirectly measures the level of certain proteins in the blood. This measurement correlates with the amount of inflammation in the body.

How the Test is Performed

How to Prepare for the Test

How the Test will Feel

Why the Test is Performed

Normal Results

What Abnormal Results Mean