ESR is a test used to check for the erythrocyte sedimentation rate
of red blood
cells. A high
values indicates inflammation anywhere in the body. This test is a screening test and cannot be used for diagnosis. It is useful for detecting and monitoring autoimmune disorders, arthritis, tuberculosis, inflammatory diseases etc.A high ESR can be seen in anemia, pregnancy, multiple myeloma, thyroid disease, giant cell arteritis, allergic vasculitis, kidney disease and autoimmune disorders.