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What is a normal sedimentation rate?

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The normal range for sedimentation test results is:

  • 0 to 15 mm/hour in men younger than 50
  • 0 to 20 mm/hour in men older than 50
  • 0 to 20 mm/hour in women younger than 50
  • 0 to 30 mm/hour for women older than 50

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "ESR."

Mayo Clinic: "Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate): How you prepare," "Overview," "Results," "Why it's done."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What to Expect With Blood Tests."

Nemours Foundation: "Blood Test: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate."

Reviewed by William Blahd on January 20, 2017

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "ESR."

Mayo Clinic: "Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate): How you prepare," "Overview," "Results," "Why it's done."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What to Expect With Blood Tests."

Nemours Foundation: "Blood Test: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)."

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate."

Reviewed by William Blahd on January 20, 2017

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