A 39-year-old male asked:
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my blood test paperwork says gfr is 85.1ml/min/1.73 m2. is this normal? the lab paperwork says chronic kidney disease?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: For the past decade there has been a fad to estimate GFR subscientifically from a spot blood creatinine, making every well-muscled man a "chronic kidney disease" case. The pathologists and nephrologists who have no use for cookbook medicine are unhappy about this. Talk with your physician about what's really happening.
Answered on Jan 26, 2018
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