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    Effect of sickle celled shape on sedimentation rate

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    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?

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    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 ...

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

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