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what does eGFR measure

A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
EGFR: Egfr stands for estimated glomerular filtration rate. It is calculated by a formula that takes into account your sex, age, race, weight and serum crea ... Read More

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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Kidney: The estimated glomerular filtration rate is used to check for kidney damage.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Kidney estimate: This is a crude and not-very-scientific estimate of the glomerular filtration rate that labs have begun reporting based on spot serum creatinines, eve ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not necessary: Don't need to fast for chem-7 test.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
>60: an eGFR >60 ml/min/1.73m2 and no other markers of kidney disease should be considered as having normal renal function.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
31 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Low renal function: An egfr less than 60 is abnormal. See your doctor for an evaluation.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
>60: an eGFR >60 ml/min/1.73m2 and no other markers of kidney disease should be considered as having normal renal function.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Normal Kidneys: The estimated glomelular filtration rate is based upon the kidney tests done. It represents how much the kidney can clear of fluids flushing through t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Estimates: Yes. Of course.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Kidney function: It suggest a worsening of you kidney function. Suggest follow up with your doctor. Check on medication you are taking and further studies on your kidn ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Wigneswaran
26 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Not normal: A drop in your GFR by 50 percent is not normal and could be related to multiple reasons including lab error, dehydration, medications etc. See your d ... Read More
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