ESR is a blood test that evaluates the sedimentation rate of erythrocytes. The acronym VES in fact indicates Erythro Sedimentation Rate, that is the speed that red blood cells use to deposit on the bottom of a special test tube. ESR is an inflammatory index of low specificity.
Archive for month: October, 2015
The C reactive protein or PCR (CRP from English C Reactive Protein) is an acute phase protein, and is synthesized by our body during an inflammatory state. Analysis of the C reactive protein is then done to look for the presence of inflammation.