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Old 08-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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Question what is a good kidney reading??

Hi everyone, I am new to this board. I just need some expertise in reading my lab work....my results is 103 <= 60 what does this mean?? It is good or bad.....pls help me. Thank you

 
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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Re: what is a good kidney reading??

I am assuming you are talking GFR? How old are you? What was the reason for your blood test? An eGFR, which is an estimated glomular filtration rate, gives the doctor a good approximation of overall kidney function. The GFR goes down with age and many kidney ailments. At a glance, and without knowing anything else about your health status and age, I would say that your eGFR is superb!

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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Re: what is a good kidney reading??

Thank you Deanne1962....I hope you know I am from canada and I am not sure our readings are the same as the US .... , yes these number are my eGFR reading ....more info for you... i am 47yrs old and i have no high BP and my blood sugar is 5.2 (canadian reading) Does this change your opinion about my results???

 
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:18 PM   #4
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Re: what is a good kidney reading??

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Thank you Deanne1962....I hope you know I am from canada and I am not sure our readings are the same as the US .... , yes these number are my eGFR reading ....more info for you... i am 47yrs old and i have no high BP and my blood sugar is 5.2 (canadian reading) Does this change your opinion about my results???
You haven't added why you had a blood test. Is your GFR measured in ml/min? Did you have a creatinine measured, also? The creatinine can be measured in either international or U.S. standard, the latter of which is measured in mg/dl. Frankly, I think your concern is misplaced.

 
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #5
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Re: what is a good kidney reading??

ok deanne1962 the purpose i took these test is for me and my doc to have a baseline on my chemistry before i start on spironolactone meds for my hormonal acne. Here are the exact words written in my lab report creatine results 55 reference range - units 50-100umol/L and for my gfr 103 for results , reference range units - >=60 mL/min oops i made a mistake in my initial email the arrow is to the other direction for my gfr. Now you know my full story.......what does these numbers mean?? Thanks for your concern.
I really appreciate it!

 
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