<img height="1" width="1" alt="" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?ev=6048136207047&amp;cd[value]=0.01&amp;cd[currency]=USD&amp;noscript=1"> Is the BSE not measured in the check-up complete?

Why is the BSE not measured in the check-up complete?

Question from Desirée: The only thing I actually missed in the Check up is the BSE value, don't you see the importance of that?

A: Instead of BSE, we measure CRP.
Before CRP was applied, sedimentation (erythrocyte sedimentation rate or BSE) was used, for the detection of inflammation.
However, at the onset of a disease process, it may take several days for an increase in BSE to occur.
With that, sedimentation changes much more slowlythan CRP, which is elevated in six to eight hours after the onset of inflammation.
Similarly, after the extinction of a disease process, the BSE decreases much more slowly than the CRP. Furthermore, sedimentation also depends on gender, age, pregnancy, drug use, hematocrit, and red blood cell morphology, among other factors.
Due to all these factors, sedimentation has become of less diagnostic value in the acute phase of inflammation.


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