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I have hashimotos thyroiditis for 15 years. just had blood work egfr was 59.69 but bun; creatinine, protein all normal i have an appt with nephrologi?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Calculated GFR's: Both pathologists and nephrologists detest these "estimated GFR's" based on a spot creatinine and some of your personal data. They're subscientific and exist to please lawyers. The formulas even include a question about race "because black people are muscular than white people." They're insulting at multiple levels. I bet you're fine. Good luck with your nephrology visit.

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