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Is egfr best indication of kidney function?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: EGFR?

The "e" in egfr stands for "estimated".
It is arrived from a formula that takes into account a patient's age, sex, race and serum creatinine value. As with all estimates, that's just what it is. If you want the actual gfr, a 24 hour urine is collected for creatinine clearance. See you doctor or a nephrologist for that. Remember, an actual GFR is much better than a egfr.

In brief: EGFR?

The "e" in egfr stands for "estimated".
It is arrived from a formula that takes into account a patient's age, sex, race and serum creatinine value. As with all estimates, that's just what it is. If you want the actual gfr, a 24 hour urine is collected for creatinine clearance. See you doctor or a nephrologist for that. Remember, an actual GFR is much better than a egfr.
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