Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)
The Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) test helps in diagnosing conditions associated with inflammation.
Specimen Type: Blood
Test Preparation: No special preparation is required for the test.
With the help of this test, your doctor is able to check for any inflammation/infection. It measures the speed in which the erythrocytes (red blood cells) settle at the bottom of a test tube that contains the blood sample.
How to prepare for the test?
No special preparation is needed for this test