A lab specialist will measure the rate that your red blood cells settle toward the bottom of the tube after 1 hour. If you have a condition that causes inflammation or cell damage, your red blood cells tend to clump together. This makes them heavier, so they settle faster.
Why ESR is taken after 1 hour?
About the Author: Dr. Karishma Shinde
Dr. Karishma Shinde, B.H.M.S (MUHS Nashik) PGD, EMS (RHC Pune and the Director of Sunrise diagnostics Centre along with her team works with a vision of rendering care for the happiness of humankind and freedom from illness.