Sedimentation Rate (Sed Rate)
Why It Is Done
A sedimentation rate (sed rate) test is done to:
- Find out if inflammation or infection is present.
- Check on the progress of a disease.
- See how well a treatment is working.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference June 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine