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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Third stage kidney disease
Please explain third stage kidney disease.
Stage 3 chronic kidney disease means that there is a moderate loss of kidney function. The normal renal function is expressed by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). The normal GFR is 90-120 cc/min. Stage 3 means the GFR is 30 to 59 cc/min. The GFR is determined with a blood test called the serum creatinine. This creatinine is plugged into a formula that reflects your age,gender and race. This formula is an estimate of your GFR.
Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University