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Sedimentation Rate, Westergren

The Sedimentation Rate (Westergren) Test is a blood test that detects and monitors inflammation in the body. Westergren is the method that measures the speed at which red blood cells settle to the bottom of a glass tube.

Why Do I Need It?:

A Sedimentation Rate Test can confirm a doctor’s diagnosis and proper treatment can be administered and monitored.

Men under 50 years oldless than 15 mm/hr
Men over 50 years oldless than 20 mm/hr
Women under 50 years oldless than 20 mm/hr
Women over 50 years oldless than 30 mm/hr

High Results Indicate:

Elevated results can indicate anemia, kidney disease, osteomyelitis, rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, syphilis, systemic lupus, thyroid disease or other inflammatory disorders.

Low Results Indicate:

Low results can indicate congestive heart failure, hypofibrinogenemia and low plasma protein