A sed rate test, also known as an erythrocyte sedimentation rate or ESR test, works by measuring the distance red blood cells fall in a test tube within an hour, according to Mayo Clinic. The greater the distance red blo... More »

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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a blood test that measures how far red blood cells fall in a test tube in an hour, according to Mayo Clinic. The SED rate is used to help diagnose or monitor inflammatory diseases. More »

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A high erythrocyte sedimentation, or SED, rate is anything above 22 mm/hr for men or above 29 mm/hr for women, according to Mayo Clinic. An SED test is administered to test for inflammation in the body, and it can be use... More »

Inflammatory diseases such as temporal arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica cause the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, or sed rate, to rise along with white blood cell count. The sed rate generally implies the presence of... More »

A high erythrocyte sedimentation rate, or sed rate, indicates an increased level of inflammation in the body, explains MedlinePlus. The test measures how quickly red blood cells in a blood sample fall to the bottom of a ... More »

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. More »

An erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a blood test that measures how far red blood cells fall in a test tube in an hour, according to Mayo Clinic. The SED rate is used to help diagnose or monitor inflammatory diseases. More »

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