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Question: Does this GFR level require follow up?


 rickmj - Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:39 am

I am a 39 yr old white female, no history of kidney problems. The Estimated GFR was 53 on routine bloodwork in October, Creatinine was 1.2. The nurse practitioner I see didn't think this was an issue and required no follow-up, do you agree?
 R. Zein, Pharm D - Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:13 pm

User avatar Dear rickmj

there is an equation used to estimated patient's GFR based on their weight, serum creatinine, and gender as well.

your serum creatinine still falls within the normal limit, but usually GFR of 60 ml/min or greater is expected in patients with no medical problems.

the normal serum creatinine could range any where between 0.5-1.5 mg/dl. sometimes dehydration can cause serum creatinine to be in the higher range in healthy patients.
one reading does not necessarily dictate the presence of a problem, but it would not hurt to have it checked again.

thanks and remain blessed

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