High ESR Blood Test Results (Elevated RBC Sed Rate Levels)

What is sed rate? Sed rate is a short form for Erythrocyte sedimentation rate and abbreviated to ESR Test too. Sedimentation rate blood test is measured by letting an amount of blood to separated and settled to the bottom of a tube in a certain amount of time, so that the RBC sed rate is the volume of Red blood Cells precipitated in an hour time. What is sed rate used for? Why my doctor want me to take ESR blood test? The main purpose to measure the rate of RBC sedimentation is to monitor the inflammation progress, Inflammation means...