The ESR is a valuable tool used by practitioners to help diagnose diseases (multiple myeloma, polycythemia, sickle cell anemia to name a few). The ability and knowledge of the medical assistants to  perform this and other important lab procedures greatly facilitates the treatment plan and overall productivity of the medical practitioner. This is just one of the skills that makes the MA such a  vital member of the medical team.

ESR (ERYTHROCYTE SEDIMENTATION RATE) – helps in diagnosing medical conditions such as cancer, multiple myeloma, anemia, polycythemia and sickle cell.