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Kidney Diseases

What Can I Expect Next?

10/13/2009

Question:

I am a 49 year old white female. Creatinine is 1.23 (up from 1.1 3 months ago), eGFR is 48. I`ve been referred to a nephrologist. What type of tests can I expect to go through? What questions should I ask the nephrologist? Can I get kidney function back? Thanks.

Answer:

Questions: The question, "Can I get my kidney function back?" is a good place to start. You will want to know:

Tests:

If you have any prior kidney function (blood) tests from a different hospital, doctor or encounter you should bring it along even if it is several years old.

For more information:

Go to the Kidney Diseases health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University