Question about blood test results

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   Posted 8/2/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc did some bloodwork and I just received copy in th mail.  It was a Basic Metabolic Panal.  My Potyassium was low (always is) but so was eGFR what exactly is that????? And, what does low mean?????
Thanks in advance...
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   Posted 8/2/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's a page with some info on eGFR:

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   Posted 8/2/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
The report should also provide the Reference Range which is the levels considered "normal".

An excellent website to answer your questions about lab tests, etc. is:

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