ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) is a diagnostic blood test used to show any inflammatory process that is occuring in the body. When there is inflammation, red blood cells stick to each other more and form heavier clumps causing them to fall to the bottom of a test tube faster. ESR is a non-specific test and changes more gradually than CRP.

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