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I just recieved a copy of my blood work. Im seeing a doctor

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I just recieved a copy of my blood work. I'm seeing a doctor and he told me my kidney function was fine. However, when I looked at this repot it says that my GFR (MDRD equation is 57 my GFR BLACK (MDRD EQUATION...

The 57 came up as low and was supposed to be 60. Why would he tell me that my kindey function is good if the number is XXXXX by 3 points?

Dr Brims :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

Dr Brims :

This is a sign that your kidney function is deteriorating with age, which is common

Customer:

So those readings being three points lower are normal for sixty years old?

Dr Brims :

If your creatinine is normal, then it means your are likely fine

Customer:

Everything else is fine but I didn't understand those numbers.

Dr Brims :

At 60 years your GFR will be around 60, and it may be less

Customer:

One is 60 and one is 57

Dr Brims :

ok

Customer:

my creatinine is 1.0

Customer:

And it says that is normal..

Dr Brims :

Then you are fine

Customer:

Okay, I just wanted to be sure since he's gone for three weeks.

Customer:

Thank you.

Dr Brims :

No need to worry

You're welcome

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