ESR Blood Test


A blood test to find and monitor acid inflammation.

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About this test

ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) is an important blood test. It helps diagnose conditions that can cause inflammation, pain, and other symptoms.

ESR is a nonspecific marker of inflammation and indirectly measures how much inflammation is in the body. However, it rarely leads directly to a specific diagnosis However, they are used, among other blood tests, to evaluate a patient whose symptoms suggest conditions that will affect the erythrocyte sedimentation rate. These symptoms include neck and shoulder pain, anaemia, weight loss that is not explained by an improved diet or increased exercise, headaches, and stiffness of the joints.

Who is this test for?

This test has been designed for anyone looking to diagnose ailments like inflammation.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Inflammation Marker

ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate) is an inflammation marker which is a non-specific test used to help diagnose conditions associated with accute and chronic inflammation, including infections, cancers and autoimmune diseases. It is said to be non-specific because increases do not indicate exactly where the inflammation in your body is, or what is causing it, and also because it can be affected by other conditions other than inflammation. For this reason ESR is typically used in conjunction with other tests. 

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your ESR blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your ESR test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your ESR test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account with

Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your ESR test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your test results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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