Clinical utility of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate: a case study.

Abstract

Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) is a laboratory test of historical significance and broad applicability. Its current role in medical diagnostics, however, is often debated due to a lack of specificity in the results and the emergence of more up-to-date alternatives. This case study, however, illustrates a clinical scenario where the ESR was utilized on more than one occasion to significantly aid the diagnostic process and ultimately, improve patient care.

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@article{Solberg2014ClinicalUO, title={Clinical utility of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate: a case study.}, author={Brooke L Solberg and Rebecca J Olson}, journal={Clinical laboratory science : journal of the American Society for Medical Technology}, year={2014}, volume={27 2}, pages={72-7} }