Question regarding blood test results?

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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.

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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

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.

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   Posted 4/17/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much..
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