A 33-year-old male asked:
what are the tests for chronic kidney disease?
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Dr. Jeremy Gitomer answered
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Serum Creatinine: The serum creatinine is used to estimate kidney function. This information is present on all labs identified as the eGFR. Normal is >90, Stage 1 >90 with urine protein present, Stage 2 60-90, Stage 3 30-59, Stage 4 15-29, Stage 5 <15, Stage 6 on dialysis. The eGFR is an estimate and the real function is generally +/- 50% of the number. Example eGFR 30 could really be anywhere from 15-45.
Answered on May 26, 2017
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