why the norm
When diagnosing diseases, doctors check the rate of ESR in the blood of a child. Not many people know what ESR is and how this indicator reflects the state of human health. However, this analysis is able to find out about the presence of serious diseases in the early stages. What is ESR and why can it deviate from the norm in children? What is the norm of ESR in the blood of a child from zero to 18 years in the table.
The norm of ESR in the blood of a child:
Reasons for lower ESR
False ESR and other symptoms
ESR stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. As you know, blood consists of two parts: liquid – plasma and dense – red blood cells. When carrying out the analysis, a child is taken blood from a vein or from a finger, placed in a measuring tube and diluted with a special drug that blocks blood coagulation. Then they monitor the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, measuring it in millimeters per hour. This result is the ESR. Continue reading