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 »

The symptoms of elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate include fever, joint pain, skin rash, headache, unexplained weight loss and reduced appetite. The symptoms of elevated sedimentation rate reflect the underlying dis... 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 »

The ranges for a normal hemoglobin rate are 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter for men and 12.0 to 15.5 grams per deciliter for women, according to Mayo Clinic. The normal hemoglobin rate for children varies according to g... More »

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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 »

According to WebMD, a high sedimentation rate may be caused by an autoimmune disease, cancer, an infection, joint inflammation, pregnancy, Graves' disease or a viral infection. The sedimentation rate blood tests indirect... More »