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The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a simple and inexpensive clinical laboratory test that detects increases in protein in the blood and is used as a non-specific marker of inflammation and infection. Despite the introduction of alternative methods for rapidly determining ESR, the traditional Westergren method is still considered the gold standard for testing.
In this eBook, we will provide a comprehensive overview of ESR analysis, including why ESR remains a valuable clinical tool, best practices for determining ESR using the Westergren method, and important considerations for choosing your ESR analyzer. Plus, hear from ESR experts and find out how this tool is aiding the management of COVID-19 in hospitals.
Contents of this eBook:
- Why use ESR?
- How to determine ESR
- Key considerations
- Meet the ESR experts
- ESR and COVID-19 management
“This is a great sedimentation rate analyzer and is very reliable and accurate. This analyzer is very easy to use: it positively identifies each specim...”
Spencer Waitman, Medical Park Family Care Inc
“Best decision ever! This is a great product! We were using the Westergren method and making the switch to this automated method was probably the best ...”
Michael Iodice, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton
“The EZ-Rate allows an easy procedure for the ESR. It is a good selection for ESR manual method. Globe Scientific is a good company for laboratory cons...”
Carlos Alfredo Torres, Labcare de Colombia ltda
“Definitely would recommend this product. It is a great product for the clinical laboratory.”
Terri Tucker, Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital