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A 34-year-old male asked about a 72-year-old male:

can ccr be 9.7 ml/min if s.creatinine is just 2.37 mg/dl? s. cr is consistent for 3 yrs. does that mean i need dialysis, or it may be lab error?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Subscientific: This pathologist doesn't believe in the "estimated GFR's" from spot creatinines. The idea of dialyzing somebody with a creatinine 2.3 is bolt stupid. I'll bet your nephrologist -- if you've even been referred -- will tell you the same thing. Just watch your diabetes and your hypertension and hopefully we can keep this under control.

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Last updated Jan 2, 2015

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