Share
Explore BrainMass

Effect of sickle celled shape on sedimentation rate

Sickled red blood cells have an abnormal shape and do not tend to form stacks of cells (rouleaux formation). The would increase or decrease the sedimentation rate?

Solution Preview

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), or sedimentation rate (sed rate), is a measure of the settling of red blood cells in a tube of blood during one hour. The rate is an indication ...

Solution Summary

The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), or sedimentation rate (sed rate), is a measure of the settling of red blood cells.

$2.19