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18184-2Erythrocyte sedimentation rate by 2H Westergren methodActive

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LP16409-2   Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), also called a sedimentation rate or Biernacki Reaction, is a non-specific measure of inflammation. It is commonly used as a screening test. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (Wikipedia)

LP16409-2   Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), also called a sedimentation rate or Biernacki Reaction, is a non-specific measure of inflammation, for example infections, inflammatory disease, and tissue destruction. The ESR is the distance that erythrocytes settle in anticoagulated whole blood, by gravity, in an hour. (It actually measures the amount of sedimentation in an hour rather than a rate). It is measured as the length of clear plasma at the top of the tube. The ESR measures several acute-phase proteins and other factors, and is dependent on the red cells ability to aggregate and form rouleaux, which is in turn dependent on the red cell number, size and shape, electrostatic charges, and plasma viscosity. ESR is commonly used as a screening test, but should not be used to screen asymptomatic patients for disease. The test is useful and indicated for the diagnosis and monitoring of temporal arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica. There are several different methods with different reference ranges; the most common are the Westergren and Wintrobe methods. The Wintrobe method is more sensitive in the normal to slightly elevated range, whereas the Westergren is more sensitive in the elevated range. (Tietz, Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, Fourth Edition, by Alan H. B. Wu) Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Westergren.2H reading

Additional Names

Short Name
ESR Bld Qn Westrgrn 2h
Display Name
ESR 2H Westergren method (Bld) [Velocity]
Consumer Name Alpha
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR; Sed Rate), Blood

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zh-CNChinese (China)
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
erytrocyten bezinkingssnelheid:snelheid:moment:bloed:kwantitatief:Westergren.twee-uursaflezing
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Erütrotsüütide settekiirus:Vel:Pt:B:Qn:Westergren.2 tundi
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Vitesse de sédimentation globulaire:Vélocité:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Quantitatif:Westergren. Lecture 2 h
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Vitesse de sédimentation globulaire:Vélocité:Temps ponctuel:Sang:Quantitatif:Westergren lecture 2 h
fr-FRFrench (France)
Vitesse de sedimentation:Vitesse:Ponctuel:Sang:Numérique:Westergren 2ème heure
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Eritrociti, velocità di sedimentazione:Vel:Pt:Sangue:Qn:Westergren.lettura 2h
ko-KRKorean (Korea, Republic of)
적혈구 침강 속도:속도:검사시점:전혈:정량:웨스터그렌.2시간 후 판독
pt-BRPortuguese (Brazil)
Sedimentação de eritrócitos 2ª hora:Velocidade:Pt:SgTotal:Qn:Westergren.leitura de 2 hs
es-ARSpanish (Argentina)
Westergren.lectura a las 2 h:velocidad:punto en el tiempo:sangre:cuantitativo:WESTERGREN.2H READING
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Velocidad de sedimentación eritrocitaria:Velocidad (distancia/tiempo):Punto temporal:Sangre:Qn:Westergren 2H
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Eritrosit sedimantasyon hızı:Sürat:Zmlı:Kan:Kant:Westergren.2Sa okuma

Example Units

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