Definition: A sedrate, also referred to as the erythrocyte sedimentation rate or ESR, is a blood test used to determine if an abnormal level of inflammation exists in the body, but it is nonspecific regarding the cause.
The test measures the rate at which red blood cells fall to the bottom of a tube over time. An elevated sedrate corresponds to increased inflammation in the body. (Full Explanation of Sedimentation Rate)
Also Known As: ESR, sedimentation rate, sedrate
Common Misspellings: ERS
Examples: The doctor ordered a sedrate.