Re: High ESR, Westergren blood result
I tried to do some research for you this is what I came up with.
ESR:measurement of how quickly red blood cells fall to the bottom of a test tube. When swelling and inflammation are present, the blood's proteins clump together and become heavier than normal. Thus, when measured, they fall and settle faster at the bottom of the test tube. Generally, the faster the blood cells fall, the more severe the inflammation
Westergren: a method for estimating the sedimentation rate of red blood cells in fluid blood by observing the level to which the cells fall in one hour in a tube of 2 or 2.5 mm bore that is 300 mm long and is graduated downward in millimeters from 0 to 200 when 4.5 ml of venous blood is mixed with 0.5 ml of 3.8 percent aqueous solution of sodium citrate.
ESR is a common blood test used to test for arthritis. I'm assuming the high ESR refers to such things as rheumatoid arthritis, which is an inflammatory arthritis. Good luck!