Any pathology or dysfunction in the body is reflected in a change in the composition of the blood. That is why a blood test is one of the first patient examinations. One of the analyzes is the biological measurement of ESR.
ESR is an indicator of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate. The specific gravity of red blood cells is higher than that of plasma. If capillary or venous blood is mixed with anti-clotting drugs, after a while a maroon clot forms at the bottom of the tube.
Red blood cells have a high ability to clump, and the resulting complexes settle faster. Pathological processes in the body can affect “stickiness”, and a blood test shows deviations from the ESR norm.
ESR analysis algorithm
The reliability of the results of a biological study depends on how prepared the patient was for the procedure. Continue reading