ESR, Sedimentation Rate, is an indirect measurement of the degree of inflammation present in the body.
A blood test can reveal inflammatory activity in your body. It is not a stand-alone diagnostic tool, but it can help your doctor diagnose or monitor the progress of an inflammatory disease.
First of all It measures the rate of fall in erythrocytes in a sample of blood. It’s also a way to examine how well a person is doing to a specific treatment for a disease he/she is being treated for. Some symptoms of high ESR are systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, giant cell arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica,
It is possible your health care provider may order an ESR if you have symptoms of an inflammatory disorder. These include Fever, Headaches, Weight loss, joint stiffness, neck or shoulder pain, loss of appetite, and anemia.
Therefore, if your ESR is high, it may be related to an inflammatory condition, such as: Infections, Rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatic fever, Vascular disease, Inflammatory bowel disease, Heart disease, Kidney disease, and certain Cancers.
Finally, if your results are not in the normal range, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have a medical condition that requires treatment. A moderate ESR may indicate pregnancy, menstruation, or anemia, rather than an inflammatory disease. Certain medicines and supplements can also affect your results. These include oral contraceptives, aspirin, cortisone, and vitamin A. Be sure to tell your health care provider about any drugs or supplements you are taking.
Affordable Lab Testing
Since Theranos went out of business here in the Valley, many of us have been searching for an alternative. This is why we started offering Blood Draw services at 911 Drug Testing. Our owner, Sarah is a Sottopelle Hormone Therapy fan, and she knows how expensive your Hormone Blood Work can get.
- Results come back to you in your own private portal, that is accessible 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a week.
- Records are maintained in a HIPPA compliant format, and can be easily accessed at any time by you.
- We are also able to send your results to your doctor, just ask!
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We offer afternoon appointments at our Phoenix Location, and have Saturday hours at our Glendale office. You can make an appointment and pay for all your blood work right online.
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Blood Draw Station
Our Phlebotomist is not only sweet, shes good! All blood testing pricing that you see on this page, includes a $15 Draw Fee. The draw fee, is over and above your lab testing cost. Best of all, you can make an appointment and minimize your wait times.
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