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Sedimentation Rate (cont.)

Normal Sedimentation Rates

The normal sedimentation rate (Westergren method) for males is 0-15 millimeters per hour, for females it is 0-20 millimeters per hour. The sedimentation rate can be slightly elevated in the elderly. Falsely low sedimentation rates can occur in the blood from persons with leukemia or polycythemia rubra vera.

Medically reviewed by Martin E. Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/25/2014

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