I have been under a doctors care for thyroid (all is good now) however I have been having blood tests every three months and every single time the tests come back my GFR is between 54-56 (with the normal range showing (60-128).
Also, my glucose is usually right at 99 (the highest number in the normal range and this time was 102) This has been on going for over a year.
My creatinine is 1.10 on a range of .50-1.50
My BUN is 13 on a range of 5-26
My BUN Creatinine Ratio is 12 on a range of 8-27
and my potassium level is good (4.2) on a range of 3.5-5.2
Generally I am in very good health and feel good!
My dr. has not made an issue of this low GFR at all-
I finally asked last week when my latest results came back and I saw it highlighted as low again and he said if it concerns you you can always make an appointment with a kidney specialist.
Since this is a kidney forum I assume lots of you have experience with the GFR test and how low 54-56 really is.
Do I need to be concerned?
I don't want to sound like a hypochondriac by calling a kidney specialist if my number is close enough to normal not to be concerned and I am certainly not looking for problems if there really isn't one.
Could someone please share their knowledge with me on this test and if there is any correlation to the high end glucose?
There are a few factors that play into your GFR.
Your age, race, and other health issues, as people age their kidney function declines.
Here's a link to the sticky on the kidney forum.
Here you will find a place to put in your information which will aid in your GFR.
I am 45 and caucasian- according to the VERY EASY calculation I just did (thanks again) I should be normal at a '57' .
Knowing what you know about Kidney Disease- would you consider a 54 (on a normal of 57) low enough to be concerned or not really?
I just looked back to a test that I had done 4 months ago and the number was 48.8 so it appears that I went back in the right direction and that was the only one that was exceptionally low.
Do these values normally rollercoaster for any reason?
Please don't take this the wrong way but, I'm not a doctor I would hate to make a determination and then find out you do or don't have a problem.
With the numbers going up it is a good sign. I would still ask the doctor about the current GFR and the one you had a few months back. Ask why the difference?
It's much better to be safe and have some peace of mind.
I hope you understand.
Please let me know how you make out with the doctor. A quick phone call might be all that is needed to have answer from the doctor.
A lot of things can affect the results of lab tests. I agree with serenity in that if you have a concern about the numbers you should ask your Dr., or as he suggests, maybe see a kidney specialist. It is your health and you have a right to be concerned. Let us know how you do. Good luck.
Hi, Can some one let me know if eGFR 54 and My creatinine is 100 something I should be concern with . I had chemo 15 years ago and so far everything is good, my energy level is great. Any advise is appreciated.