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Question by  Leslie (26)

Should I be worried about an elevated sed rate in a child that is mild?

I'm worried about my child's Erythrocyte sedimentation rate.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Lab results concerning your child should be discussed with the pediatrician. You cannot draw conclusions from a single test result; the big picture is more important. Most people do not understand lab results, which is why the results are sent to the physician and not to the patient. Contact the pediatrician and have a chat to answer all your concerns.


Answer by  Learner (350)

You need not worry if your child's sed rate is 0-10 millimeters/hour. High sed rate might be due to inflammation or any infections. Consult your doctor for the best solution.


Answer by  shijo (861)

The sedimentation rate blood test measures how quickly red blood cells (erythrocytes) settle in a test tube in one hour. This can be treated by an physician and it must be treated as soon as possible.

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