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Overview Brief

Glomerular Filtration Rate is used to determine the functionality of the kidneys. It evaluates the amount of blood that passes through the glomeruli each minute. Glomerular Filtration Rate is the tiny filters in the kidney that filter waste from the blood.

What is Glomerular Filtration Rate?

Glomerular Filtration Rate is the best test to measure the level of kidney function and determine the stage of the patient’s kidney disease. Glomerular Filtration Rate test tells the doctor the stage of the patient’s kidney disease and helps the doctor plan treatment.

The test specifically measures the creatinine level in the blood and uses it in a formula to calculate a number which reflects how well the kidneys are functioning, which is called the GFR.

Why is Glomerular Filtration Rate Suggested?

Glomerular Filtration Rate is suggested when the doctor suspects a patient facing a problem with chronic kidney disease. The test helps to determine –

  • Kidney damage
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure

How is Glomerular Filtration Rate Performed?

Glomerular Filtration Rate is a blood test. the test performed as given below –

  • Need a blood sample.
  • The blood sample is sent to the lab
  • The creatinine level in the blood sample is tested.

What are the parameters measured in Glomerular Filtration Rate Test?

Glomerular Filtration Rate test measured the amount of specific Filtration rate include the patient blood.

Preparation before Performing Glomerular Filtration Rate Test.

Glomerular Filtration Rate Test is safe diagnostic test.

  • No need to prepare before performing the Glomerular Filtration Rate test.
  • Doctor provide some medicines that don’t need a prescription.

Post care after Glomerular Filtration Rate Test.

Glomerular Filtration Rate is a simple test.

  • No extra post care after Glomerular Filtration Rate test.
  • The patient can work normally.

Sample types in Glomerular Filtration Rate Test.

Glomerular Filtration Rate Test is a simple test.

  • Intravenous blood sample.

Side effects of Glomerular Filtration Rate test.

Glomerular Filtration Rate test risk for the patient, because this is very sensitive.

  • Having a blood test with a needle carries some risk.
  • Having blood drawn.

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