The results of this survey are usually available within 24 hours.
What is eGFR?The abbreviation of eGFR is estimated glomerular filtration rate. This estimate is used to get an idea of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Glomeruli are small filters in the kidneys. They ensure that waste products are removed from the blood and that important substances remain, such as proteins and blood cells. The GFR shows how much blood is filtered by the glomeruli per minute The eGFR can be used to determine how well the kidneys are functioning.
What do we determine during an eGFR examination?With an eGFR blood test, the kidney filtration rate is estimated based on a calculation. This is based on the amount of creatinine in the blood, age, gender and race. When kidney function is reduced due to damage or a condition, it decreases the filtration speed and therefore more waste products enter the blood.
When to opt for an eGFR test?An eGFR blood test is recommended when:
- You want to have your kidney function examined
- There is a suspicion of a kidney disorder
- You have complaints that are consistent with a kidney disorder, such as urinary problems, pain in the back at the level of the kidneys, high blood pressure, or swelling (around the eyes, wrists, abdomen, and / or ankles)
- You have an increased risk of kidney damage, such as with diabetes