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LP16409-2Erythrocyte sedimentation rateActive

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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

Basic Part Properties

Name
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Type
Component
Created On
2000-05-04
Construct for LOINC Short Name
ESR

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Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
红细胞沉降率
Synonyms: 红细胞沉降速度;红细胞沉降速率;血沉;ESR
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
erytrocyten bezinkingssnelheid
et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
Erütrotsüütide settekiirus
fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
Vitesse de sédimentation globulaire
fr-CAFrench (Canada)
Vitesse de sédimentation globulaire
el-GRGreek (Greece)
Ταχύτητα καθίζησης ερυθρών
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Eritrociti, velocità di sedimentazione
Synonyms: Velocità di sedimentazione eritrocitaria
pl-PLPolish (Poland)
szybkość opadania erytrocytów
Synonyms: szybkość sedymentacji erytrocytów; odczyn Biernackiego;OB
ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
Эритроцитов оседания скорость
Synonyms: Скорость оседания эритроцитов
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Velocidad de sedimentación eritrocitaria
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Eritrosit sedimantasyon hızı