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ESR Test ESR or Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate test is used to help diagnose certain specific inflammatory diseases. An ESR result along with other information or test results help to figure out a diagnosis. ESR test may also be used to monitor a disease activity or a response to therapy. ESR is useful in diagnosing conditions that cause inflammation, such as autoimmune diseases, cancers, and infections, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. ESR test results are measured in mm/hr, or millimeters per hour. Normal ESR test results means: Women under age 50 should have an ESR under 20 mm/hr. Men under age 50 should have an ESR under 15 mm/hr. Women over age 50 should have an ESR under 30 mm/hr. Men over age 50 should have an ESR under 20 mm/hr. Newborns should have an ESR under 2 mm/hr. Children who haven’t reached puberty yet should have an ESR between 3 and 13 mm/hr Some common conditions associated with high rates of ESR include: anemia kidney disease lymphoma multiple myeloma old age pregnancy temporal arteritis thyroid disease Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia certain types of arthritis ESR test results that are higher than normal indicates: systemic lupus erythematosus rheumatoid arthritis giant cell arteritis polymyalgia rheumatica primary macroglobulinemia too much fibrinogen in your blood, or hyperfibrinogenemia allergic or necrotizing vasculitis