Question regarding blood test results?

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ria123
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   Posted 4/16/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I just got my blood work back and one thing was out of range. It states
EGFR NON AFR AMERICAN blood result was  53 L
Normal is >=60 mL min / 1.73m2
Does anyone know what this is for?
I should have found out when I was at the LD but he said it's all good. But then I took a copy and read it when I was home. And I noticed this was out of range.
Thanks
Maria

Razzle
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   Posted 4/17/2009 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
This test is used to assess kidney function. For more info, check out http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/gfr/glance.html

Since your eGFR is very close to the normal range, the doctor may not have considered the result to be significant in your case - especially if you have normal creatinine level and no symptoms of kidney damage.

Take care,
-Razzle
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ria123
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   Posted 4/17/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much..
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