The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR or sed rate) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are among the oldest laboratory tests still in use. 1-3. Both bloods tests are used to detect inflammation in the body. 4-6. Inflammation can present as either acute (ie, from injury or infection) or chronic.
Is high ESR related to cancer?
In oncology, a high ESR has been found to correlate with overall poor prognosis for various types of cancer, including Hodgkin's disease, gastric carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, breast cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer.3,14–16 In patients with solid tumors, a sedimentation
What is the normal range for ESR?
Results from your sed rate test will be reported in the distance in millimeters (mm) that red blood cells have descended in one hour (hr). The normal range is 0-22 mm/hr for men and 0-29 mm/hr for women. The upper threshold for a normal sed rate value may vary somewhat from one medical practice to another.