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A 38-year-old male asked:
Need advice and knowledge on these blood tests readings. 1.1 creatinine. gfr 88. upon research, those are concerning for decline in kidney function. how serious do you take these blood test results when overall healthy?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Context: Is critical as well as dynamics. Isolated values cannot be interpreted in a meaningful way otherwise. The values you mention would not be acted upon unless clear indication clinical or non clinical of a trend. Your PCP has the best 360 view of your situation and should be involved in the conversation.
106 viewsReviewed Jan 29, 2020
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to examine: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, while GFR of 88 is not worrisome per se, but if it has decreased from >90, you need to consulat a nephrologist
Wish you good health!
106 viewsAnswered Jan 29, 2020
Last updated Feb 19, 2020
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