Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, we could:
Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) or Red Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate. Unit: mm/h
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ 0 to 15 (normal)
→ 16 to 25
→ 26 to 40
→ Over 40