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When might your doctor recommend glomerular filtration rate test?

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Your doctor may do one as part of a regular physical exam, or she might recommend it if you have signs of kidney problems.

Your doctor probably will also want to check your eGFR if you have a condition that affects your kidneys, like diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease. You may also get an eGFR test if other people in your family have had kidney disease.

SOURCES:

National Kidney Foundation: “Glomerular Filtration Rate.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Glomerular Filtration Rate.”

University of Rochester College of Medicine: “Glomerular Filtration Rate.”

University of North Carolina Kidney Center: “Glomerular Disease.”

American Journal of Roentgenology : “Kidney dimensions at sonography.”

Lab Tests Online: “Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate,” “Creatinine.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 26, 2017

SOURCES:

National Kidney Foundation: “Glomerular Filtration Rate.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Glomerular Filtration Rate.”

University of Rochester College of Medicine: “Glomerular Filtration Rate.”

University of North Carolina Kidney Center: “Glomerular Disease.”

American Journal of Roentgenology : “Kidney dimensions at sonography.”

Lab Tests Online: “Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate,” “Creatinine.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 26, 2017

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