Why did I not get an eGFR result on my last bloodwork ?

Why did I not get an eGFR result on my last bloodwork ?

eGFR is short for estimated glomerular filtration rate. Your eGFR is a number based on your blood test for creatinine, a waste product in your blood. It tells how well your kidneys are working.

But its a calculated result

IE eGFR is estimated GFR calculated by the abbreviated MDRD equation : 186 x (Creatinine/88.4)-1.154 x (Age)-0.203 x (0.742 if female) x (1.210 if black).

with a creatinine level of 1.2 mg/dl at 51 years Old and White Male my eGFR is 68 ml/min/1.73m2

An eGFR below 60 mL/min/1.73m2 suggests that some kidney damage has occurred.

Here is an online calculator you can use for free


Or yes you can ” pay” the Lab to tell you this..

That is the reason, you work it out yourself.. or you can pay someone else to do that.. up to you.

If someone has an eGFR result that is “severely impaired” or very high BUN level I would recommend they go back and get a full Renal Function Panel

Electrolytes and anion gap
Urea/BUN and BUN/creatine ratio

If you have a slightly elevated BUN then I recommend you consider 4 gm of astragalus a day at least until your next Blood work panel


Victor Black