ESR Test in Sitamarhi

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What is it for ?

This test determines if you have inflammation & diagnoses diseases that cause inflammation.

Also known as: Sed Rate, ESR, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate

Sample Type

Blood

test Instructions

  • Age Group: 5+ Years
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Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) (1)

  • ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate)

Test Criteria

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Who all are eligible for ESR test?

  • A doctor may recommend this test if you have such symptoms. Neck, pelvis, or shoulder pain, loss of appetite, drastic weight loss without any effort, headache, joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.
  • In the case of some infections: Rheumatic fever, infection in heart valves, bones, and skin, tuberculosis infection, arthritis, lupus, and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease).

Why take ESR test?

  • This test detects infections and its severity is related to viruses or bacteria. The ESR test is used in combination with other tests to determine the cause and specific location of infection, especially in polymyalgia rheumatica and inflammation of the arteries.
  • It is a test that helps check for the presence of a disease, infection, or condition in the body that may be causing inflammation.

What are the benefits of ESR test?

  • The test determines several medical illnesses, including IB, vasculitis, arthritis, and others as mentioned above.
  • It is also helpful in monitoring the current state of illness.
  • It helps doctors to know how the treatment is working and the body’s response to the treatment.

Q&A

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Q. How can I book my test?

A. If you are planning to book diagnostic tests with Redcliffe Labs, then it is quite a simple and smooth process. All you have to do is just call us and our well trained and patient-friendly representatives will book an appointment for you. Also, you can book the test online by visiting our website and as soon as we get your query within no time we will make sure to book the appointment for you.

Q. In how much time will I get my test report?

A. Redcliffe Labs knows how important the timing is when it comes to health checkups. We make sure that reports are sent to you as soon as possible so that you can begin with the right treatment and medications on time. You will get your reports within 24 hours.

Q. Where can I see or get my test results?

A. You can receive your test results at your given email address or on your phone number and also on WhatsApp. Redcliffe Labs makes sure to send precise and timely reports following the highest standards to maintain quality.

Q. Is home sample collection available for ESR test?

A. Yes, home sample collection is available for the diagnostic tests as per your needs. Once the test is booked as per your diagnostic requirements, our expert phlebotomist will reach your given address to collect the sample.

ESR Test Details

ESR Blood Test in Sitamarhi

About ESR test

Doctors advise analysing the blood for a range of markers to detect inflammation in the body. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is one such measure. It is a blood test that can detect any inflammatory activity in the body. It is not a single conclusive test to determine the site or cause of the inflammation. Still, it can aid in diagnosing and monitoring inflammation throughout the body.

What is erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and how does the test work?

The test is also known as sedimentation test or sed rate test, because it examines how quickly the RBC settles to the bottom of a collection tube.

The test is carried out for a period of time, with the blood sample being measured over an hour or so.

When the body is inflamed, it has a wide range of detrimental impacts on several functions and organs. The inflammatory process in the body has a unique effect on red blood cells or erythrocytes. RBC clumping can occur as a result of inflammation.

RBC does not usually sink to the bottom quickly. When they cluster together in a typical situation, the sedimentation rate rises. In the case of acute and chronic inflammation, RBCs may have more protein, which may cause them to settle faster towards the bottom of the tube. The higher the degree of inflammation, the faster the RBC falls to the bottom.

What are the two main types of ESR blood tests?

There are two approaches for calculating the actual erythrocyte sedimentation rate.

  1. The Westergren method is the most often used procedure for testing the erythrocyte sedimentation rate. The procedure begins with blood drawn into a Westergren Katz tube and continues until the blood level reaches 200 mm. After that, the tube is stored upright at room temperature for 60 minutes. The test evaluates the gap between the tip of the blood mixture and the top of RBC sedimentation.
  2. The Wintrobe method is similar to the Westergren method, the difference being the tubes used in both procedures. While it is a 100 mm tube for the Wintrobe method, it is a 200 mm tube for the Westergren method. This method is popular, but one significant disadvantage is that it is less sensitive than the Westergren method. So the Westergren method is given more priority.

Why does one need to undergo an ESR test in Sitamarhi?

A person needs a test in case they display symptoms of underlying infection in the body like:

  • Excessive headache, which is persistent. The inflammatory responses in the body can give rise to headaches that affect the temples and cause vision changes.
  • Fever: Constantly high fever of 104°F or above
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Stiffness in the joints that leads to pain and restriction in mobility
  • Shoulder and neck pain: Underlying inflammation can also give rise to excessive neck and shoulder pain, increasing with each passing day.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anaemia: Low levels of haemoglobin in the blood.
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain

Because the erythrocyte sedimentation test cannot diagnose a problem on its own, it is usually combined with a complete blood haemogram and a CRP test, to provide a complete picture of the body’s inflammatory reactions.

Why is the ESR test used?

Doctors typically prescribe ESR blood testing to discover and diagnose unexplained symptoms, such as fever, arthritis or a muscular issue. An ESR test can frequently aid in the confirmation of a diagnosis of certain diseases, including:

  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Cancers
  • Infections

Many autoimmune disorders can cause inflammation in the body. In such circumstances, the test serves as a diagnostic tool.

Once the disease has been diagnosed, a standard ESR test can be included in the usual process to see whether or not the treatment offered is effective or helpful. Understanding the sedimentation rate test also aids in determining the severity of the underlying inflammation and how to properly monitor the therapy. A low sedimentation rate may suggest that the treatment is effective.

What is the procedure for the ESR test?

An erythrocyte sedimentation rate test is a painless and straightforward technique. Our skilled phlebotomists will take care of everything after you arrange a test with us at the Redcliffe Labs. As it is a blood test, the first step involves collecting blood samples from an upper arm vein.

  • The skin over the vein is cleaned first with antiseptic.
  • An elastic band is then placed on top of the arm to apply slight pressure, making a drawing of blood easier.
  • The phlebo then inserts a needle and draws blood.
  • After pulling out of the needle, the area is covered, and pressure is administered to relieve the discomfort and excess blood.

The sample is adequately stored before being sent to the lab for testing. It is placed in a sedimentation tube, which remains for an hour. The test will help determine the pace at which the RBC sinks to the bottom of the tube. The test also determines how many RBCs sink. Because inflammation can cause RBCs to clump together and the presence of aberrant proteins, both of these factors can accelerate sedimentation.

ESR Blood Test Price in Sitamarhi

Name Of The Test ESR Test in Sitamarhi
Sample Type Blood
Number Of Tests 1
Actual Test Price 130
Discounted Test Price 117
Home Sample Collection Available
Additional Cost For Home Sample Collection Applicable
Fasting Before Test Not Required
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ESR Test Price in Sitamarhi

The ESR blood test price in Sitamarhi is often low, and the testing facility and its services mainly determine it. The ESR test price can increase due to the diagnostic facility’s advanced labs, accreditations and many other services. An FDA-approved, high-tech laboratory with a reputation for providing accurate results, will have a substantially higher cost, but you will be assured of quality. The ESR test cost in Sitamarhi at Redcliffe is INR 117. While booking your test, you can avail of several discounts on our website and save money.

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How to analyse the results of the ESR test?

ESR test results are frequently expressed in millimetres per hour (mm/hr). The greater the number, the more likely inflammation is. The average ESR count is as follows:

Normal levels of ESR

Abnormal levels of ESR

Values

Females under 50

Between 0 and 20 mm/hr.

Greater than 20

Males under 50

Between 0 and 15 mm/hr.

Greater than 15

Females over 50

Between 0 and 30 mm/hr

Greater than 30

People with low ESR values can have conditions like:

  • Sickle cell anaemia: where the shape of RBC is altered and they become sickle-shaped.
  • Leukaemia: blood cancer.
  • High RBC count
  • Reduced levels of the protein fibrinogen
  • Blood becomes hyper viscous: the thickness of the blood increases.
  • The high number of white blood cells in the blood.
  • Increased chances of congestive heart failure.

 When people have moderately elevated levels of ESR, It may or may not be an indicator of any health condition.

Moderately elevated levels can be seen generally in many cases, but they can also indicate the following conditions:

  •  Rheumatoid arthritis
  •  Anaemia: where there is a decrease in the number of red blood cell
  •  kidney disorders
  •  cancer like lymphoma
  •  Tuberculosis
  •  any infection of the bone
  •  thyroid disorders
  •  abnormalities in the red blood cell-like macrocytosis

Very high levels of ESR: extremely high levels of ESR are observed where the levels are above 100 mm per hour. These are indicators of very severe conditions like:

  • Temporal arteritis, also known as polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Hypersensitivity vasculitis: this is a condition where the body reacts excessively against any Allergan and leads to severe inflammation of blood vessel
  • Plasma cell cancer or multiple myeloma.
  • Cancer of white blood cell: Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why ESR Blood test is Done?
An ESR blood test is done to detect infection and the progression of the disease.
    Why do doctors ask for ESR Test?
    In the case of a minor infection or fever, the doctor may ask for an ESR Test.
      What does ESR Test show?
      The ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) test is a measure of the rate at which red blood cells settle in a vertical tube over a specific time period. It is a non-specific indicator of inflammation in the body. The ESR test does not provide a specific diagnosis but helps to detect the presence and intensity of inflammation. It is commonly used as a screening tool to identify underlying inflammatory conditions, infections, or autoimmune disorders. The ESR test can also be used to monitor the progress or response to treatment of certain diseases.
        What causes raised ESR?
        Raised ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) can be caused by inflammation, infections, tissue damage, pregnancy, and aging.
          Is high ESR good or bad?
          A high ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) is generally considered a marker of inflammation in the body. While it is an indicator that something is happening in the body, it does not provide specific information about the underlying cause. Therefore, a high ESR is not necessarily good or bad on its own. It indicates the need for further investigation to determine the underlying cause of inflammation. A healthcare professional can interpret the ESR result in the context of the individual's symptoms, medical history, and other diagnostic tests to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the situation.
            What are the risks involved with the ESR test?
            The ESR test is a relatively risk-free procedure that doesn’t involve any significant complications.
              Do I need to take special precautions before the ESR test?
              There is no special preparation or requirements for the test. It is a non-fasting test and you can take the test whenever it is convenient for you. However, it is crucial to remember that ESR levels might change due to certain drugs, leading to erroneous findings. Medications such as steroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) might cause falsely low ESR readings. Before undergoing the test, you should visit your doctor and inform him of any drugs you are taking.
                Can I get a medical consultation at Redcliffe Labs?
                We provide free medical consultation to help analyse the ESR results. Redcliffe has tied up with experienced doctors and medical professionals to help our patients and clients get the best medical and diagnostic facilities under one roof.

                  10% off for a limited period

                  Frequently Asked Questions

                  Why ESR Blood test is Done?
                  An ESR blood test is done to detect infection and the progression of the disease.
                    Why do doctors ask for ESR Test?
                    In the case of a minor infection or fever, the doctor may ask for an ESR Test.
                      What does ESR Test show?
                      The ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) test is a measure of the rate at which red blood cells settle in a vertical tube over a specific time period. It is a non-specific indicator of inflammation in the body. The ESR test does not provide a specific diagnosis but helps to detect the presence and intensity of inflammation. It is commonly used as a screening tool to identify underlying inflammatory conditions, infections, or autoimmune disorders. The ESR test can also be used to monitor the progress or response to treatment of certain diseases.
                        What causes raised ESR?
                        Raised ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) can be caused by inflammation, infections, tissue damage, pregnancy, and aging.
                          Is high ESR good or bad?
                          A high ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) is generally considered a marker of inflammation in the body. While it is an indicator that something is happening in the body, it does not provide specific information about the underlying cause. Therefore, a high ESR is not necessarily good or bad on its own. It indicates the need for further investigation to determine the underlying cause of inflammation. A healthcare professional can interpret the ESR result in the context of the individual's symptoms, medical history, and other diagnostic tests to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the situation.
                            What are the risks involved with the ESR test?
                            The ESR test is a relatively risk-free procedure that doesn’t involve any significant complications.
                              Do I need to take special precautions before the ESR test?
                              There is no special preparation or requirements for the test. It is a non-fasting test and you can take the test whenever it is convenient for you. However, it is crucial to remember that ESR levels might change due to certain drugs, leading to erroneous findings. Medications such as steroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) might cause falsely low ESR readings. Before undergoing the test, you should visit your doctor and inform him of any drugs you are taking.
                                Can I get a medical consultation at Redcliffe Labs?
                                We provide free medical consultation to help analyse the ESR results. Redcliffe has tied up with experienced doctors and medical professionals to help our patients and clients get the best medical and diagnostic facilities under one roof.