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Smoking is a significant risk factor in kidney disease and can help to cause low estimated glomerular filtration rate, or eGFR, numbers, according to Patient. A low eGFR rate indicates reduced kidney function, meaning th... More »

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Factors that can lead to false low eGFR results include kidney disease, decreased renal perfusion, significant muscle mass and unusually fast muscle breakdown, states Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories. Excessiv... More »

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A low eGFR blood test of less than 60 suggests kidney disease, according to the National Kidney Fund. A level of less than 15 indicates kidney failure and requires immediate medical attention. More »

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Depending upon the exact level, a low score on a glomerular filtration rate test indicates kidney disease or kidney failure, according to the National Kidney Disease Education Program. Kidneys filter the blood, and GFR m... More »

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An estimated glomerular filtration rate, or eGFR, of 60 or more is normal. An eGFR below 60 may indicate kidney disease and 15 or lower may indicate kidney failure, states the National Kidney Disease Education Program. T... More »

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EGFR stands for estimated glomerular filtration rate. It is an estimation determined by blood testing for creatinine that is used to determine how well a patient's kidneys are working. More »

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The estimated glomerular filtration rate test is used to measure how well the kidneys are working by performing a creatinine test and calculating a glomerular filtration rate, according to Lab Tests Online. Doctors analy... More »

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