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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2007 October;166(5):187-9

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A new capillary method for erythrocyte sedimentation rate

Shaikh Nisar A. N. 1, Avni K. P. S. 2

1 Unique Computerised Pathology Laboratory, Nandurbar, India; 2 Department of Physiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Kochi, India


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In this paper, authors present a new simple method for ESR. The method employs capillary tube, which requires a small amount of blood (180µl). The present capillary method was compared to Westergren method and statistically found to have no significant difference. Hence this method is superior to that of Westegren method, as the advantage being using a small amount of blood from finger prick for this capillary method.

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