World Kidney Day: Same serum creatinine value may mean different eGFR for persons of different body weight
, 13 March 2019
Serum creatinine is a commonly used test to evaluate kidney function. And, if the creatinine value falls within the lab reference range, then all is considered well. However, this is not so because the creatinine level is affected by age, race, gender and also the body weight. Hence, serum creatinine level alone is an unreliable marker for impaired kidney function or chronic kidney disease.The GFR or glomerular filtration rate is the best measure to assess the function of the kidneys.There are several ways to calculate the GFR.
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