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.
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