ESR Test In Gurgaon

ESR Test In Gurgaon

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate test (ESR test), also known as a sedimentation rate or SED rate test, is used for diagnosing organic illnesses or to check the development of diseases.
Read further to know about the ESR test in Gurgaon, including its price and cost, procedure, side effects, test result interpretation, etc.

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Why is the ESR test done?

ESR test is done if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Anemia
  • Pain in neck or shoulders
  • Pain in pelvic
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fever
  • Stiffness in joints
What does the ESR test measure?

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR or SED rate) is used to check inflammation in the body by scrutinizing the speed at which erythrocytes (red blood cells) descend or sediment in a collected blood sample that has been kept in a test tube. Certain proteins known as acute-phase reactants help the red blood cells in descending at a fast pace. The amount of plasma that is deposited at the top of the test tube after an hour helps us to determine the ESR test results.

Inflammation elevates the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen in the blood. It is a part of our immune system’s response to a shock, injury, or infection, or even to autoimmune illnesses or cancer.

The ESR blood test is vital, as it can help in letting us know if we have an inflammatory condition.

Risks/side effects of an ESR Test

There are no side effects associated with the ESR test. However, for a few days, you may experience some pain in the venipuncture site.

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When is the ESR test performed?

An ESR test is performed to monitor how certain diseases are developing. The impact of therapy on these diseases can also be tracked using an ESR test. Some of these diseases include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Systemic vasculitis
How to prepare for the ESR test?
  • You should not eat anything 8-12 hours before the test.
  • Inform your doctor about the medications and supplements you are consuming before the test.
  • Also inform your doctor if you are pregnant, had a meal, or are menstruating.
How is the ESR test performed?

The ESR test is performed by taking a blood sample from a vein using an injection needle. This sample is then sent to a laboratory for examination and kept in a vertical test tube. The red blood cells gradually settle at the bottom of the test tube, while a clear, yellow color fluid called blood plasma, is left at the top of the test tube. The amount of plasma deposited at the top of the tube after an hour will determine the ESR test’s outcome. The rate of change is measured in millimeters per hour (mm/hr).

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Interpreting the ESR test results
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Interpreting the ESR test results

General Considerations/Facts

  • Women have a higher ESR than men.
  • ESR increases after the first trimester of pregnancy and returns to the normal levels in 3 to 4 weeks after delivery.
  • ESR is low in newborns and gradually rises as one reaches puberty.
  • High blood counts lower the sedimentation rate, whereas low blood counts increase the sedimentation rate.

Reference Range:

Gender and Age ESR (mm/hr)
Males < 50 0 to 15
Males > 50 0 to 20
Females < 50 0 to 20
Female> 50 0 to 30

 

Clinical Significance

High levels of ESR are found if you have the following conditions:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nephrosis
  • Any type of shock
  • Active syphilis
  • Liver disease
  • Acute or chronic infectious disease
  • Necrotic or malignant tumors
  • Appendicitis
  • Postoperative states

Decreased levels of ESR are usually seen in the following conditions:

  • Polycythemia
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Allergic states
  • Sickle cell anemia
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