The erythrocyte sedimentation rate for women is 0-29 mm/hr while for men it is 0-22 mm/hr, as stated by Mayo Clinic. The rate is determined based on the distance that the red blood cells descend in an hour.
It is also imperative to note that the upper threshold may differ from one practitioner to another, as stated by the Mayo Clinic. The results of the test are necessary for checking the health of an individual. However, the results of the test may be complicated by other conditions, including kidney problems, anemia, pregnancy and high cholesterol. A person needs to inform the doctor of any of these conditions prior to the test.