Q: What's the formula to correct Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) for age?
Answer: Non-specific or benign elevation in ESR can occur in the following situations:
- female gender
- kidney disease
- Labs high temperature (common in hot climate)
Age and female sex are the most common causes in the population for an isolated non-specific elevated ESR. The ballpark (not very specific) formulae to correct the upper limit of the reference range of ESR are
Men = (age in years)/2
Female = (age in years + 10)/2
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