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Forum Name: Renal Failure
|ubnsmkd - Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:15 pm||
i had blood work done estimated gfr was >60 from what i read this is bad.. iam confuesed doctor never said anything....
protein total 7.5
alkaline phosphatase 74
very worried please help
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:58 am||
A GFR > 60 is considered normal. Often, these tests estimate the GFR by a formula using various blood levels including the creatinine. The report often will say > 60 because a GFR > 60 is often the cut off point where one no longer needs to be concerned about adjusting medication doses, etc. for a low glomerular filtration rate.
The GFR is one way to measure kidney function. When kidney function declines, often the GFR will also decline.
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