This test is used to help measure of the degree of inflammation in the body.
This test measures the extent that red blood cells fall in a thin tube of blood over a given period of time. As a rule, the more the cells settle, the greater the degree of inflammation in the body. This test can be used to monitor the activity of an inflammatory condition. However, it is not used to make a specific diagnosis.
Your healthcare provider may order this test to help monitor the activity of a variety of conditions.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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