WHAT IS A SEDIMENTATION RATE (WESTERGREN) LAB TEST?
The Sedimentation Rate (Westergren) Test is a blood test that detects and monitors inflammation in the body. Westergren is the method that measures the speed at which red blood cells settle to the bottom of a glass tube.
WHY DO I NEED IT?
A Sedimentation Rate Test can confirm a doctor’s diagnosis and proper treatment can be administered and monitored.
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR A SEDIMENTATION RATE LAB TEST?
*Price may vary by location – contact your local ANY LAB TEST NOW
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY LAB TEST RESULTS?
Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.
OTHER RELEVANT TESTS:
Customers selecting the Sedimentation Rate Test often choose other tests such as the Comprehensive Male Panel or the Comprehensive Female Panel. Value Panels which include the Sedimentation Rate are the Rheumatoid Arthritis Factor, Inflammation Marker Panel, and the Fibromyalgia Screening Panel.
|Men under 50 years old||less than 15 mm/hr|
|Men over 50 years old||less than 20 mm/hr|
|Women under 50 years old||less than 20 mm/hr|
|Women over 50 years old||less than 30 mm/hr|
High Results Indicate:
Elevated results can indicate anemia, kidney disease, osteomyelitis, rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, syphilis, systemic lupus, thyroid disease or other inflammatory disorders.
Low Results Indicate:
Low results can indicate congestive heart failure, hypofibrinogenemia and low plasma protein.
IF MY TEST RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL OR OUT OF RANGE, WHAT TYPE OF DOCTOR SHOULD I SEE?
You should see your primary care physician.