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what does african american glomerular filtration rate in a blood test stand for?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Their GFR.: Glomerular filtration rate is a test that tells how well the kidneys are doing their job. That is, how well/how fast they clear out fluid from the blood stream, which has impurities in it. African americans tend to have a different rate than the rest of the population, hence the designation in a blood test, since it is a more clear indication of how well their kidneys are doing.
Answered on May 5, 2012

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