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Esr

This is an important test used to investigate inflammatory disorders, such as arthritis or IBS.

Venous blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround

£59.00

£39.00

About Esr

What is an erythrocyte sedimentation rate?

An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a blood test used to check for inflammation in the body. When added to a test tube, erythrocytes (red blood cells) slowly settle at the bottom. A faster sedimentation rate occurs when inflammation is present in the body causing cells to clump. The ESR cannot be used alone to diagnose a condition but may help to confirm a diagnosis, such as arthritis or inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS). It may also be used to investigate unexplained symptoms, such as fever, aching joints and weight loss.

Why take the test?

This test measures the sedimentation rate of red blood cells in a test tube and can be used to investigate inflammatory disorders, such as arthritis or IBS.

 

What's tested

Inflammation Marker

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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