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ESR: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Test

The blood of a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy is given an . The results show a slower ESR from the previous month. What might this indicate about the patient's disease?

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The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a test to measure non-specific inflammation. RBCs sediment at varying rates depending on how much fibrinogen is in the ...