Is ESR 40 high?


ESR stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate, which is a blood test that measures the rate at which red blood cells settle to the bottom of a tube in one hour.

The normal range for ESR can vary depending on age and gender, but generally, a value of 0-15 mm/hour for men and 0-20 mm/hour for women is considered normal.

If an ESR value is higher than the normal range, it could indicate an underlying inflammatory condition or infection. However, a single ESR result alone cannot determine the cause of the elevated value. Further testing and evaluation by a healthcare professional is needed to determine the underlying cause of an elevated ESR.

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