High ESR value in test

My mother had ESR test. That value was 85. while the normal ESR range is 0-20. We also did CECT ( Contrast enhanced CT ) chest and abdominal but they call came clear. Can you suggest the possible reason of high ESR value ? what other test should be done. She have mild arthritis and osteoporosis.
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Dr. Manju Lihala Bangalore | General Physician
ESR is a non specific test which increases when there is any infection or inflammation in the body. In your mother's case it is increased due to the arthritis.
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