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I am a 63 yr old woman, i had a blood test with result as

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i am a 63 yr old woman, i had a blood test with result as follows ,BUN 22, creatin 1.13, Gfr 49 non ara 59 ara i am not african american, am white, should i be worried
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: no. blood test
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: my alka phosphate level 173
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

that GFR is an eGFR or estimated GFR, estimated with your creatinine level and age and race.

to get a true GFR, you need a 24 hour urine collection study to see how well your kidneys are functioning

if you are not drinking enough water per day, this can cause your creatinine levels to go up.