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Kidney Diseases

Bloodwork

09/02/2011

Question:

If my creatinine is 1.62H is that a problem? And if it shows eGFR non-afr american 52 L is that a problem?

Answer:

This is definitely a higher level of creatinine, and a lower level of kidney function, than expected.  There are many possible causes of decreased kidney function, some temporary, some treatable, and some not. 

Please see the links below; note that you fall into "stage 3" chronic kidney disease (eGFR 30-60).  You should be seen by a nephrologist (kidney specialist) within the next few weeks or months.  If your primary physician has not ordered basic kidney tests on you (such as more blood work and a urinalysis), they may wish to order some before referring you to a nephrologist.  Please write back if you have more questions after you read the basic material.

Related Resources:

Basic Information About the Kidneys
Kidney Tests

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Response by:

Mildred   Lam, MD Mildred Lam, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University