Question by  mpelle (343)

What is Glon Filt Rate?

My blood tests came back with a value of 50 under "Glom Filt Rate". What does this score mean?


Answer by  lilian (397)

It tells about how much kidney function you have. Normal GFR is +90 ml/min, so a GFR of <50 indicates renal impairment.


Answer by  mogili (48)

Glon Filt Rate or Glomular Filteration Rate is the rate at which a microspic part of your kidney is able to efficiently filtering impurities in your blood.


Answer by  mani (813)

The rate at which microscopic part of kidney is able to filter the blood is called Glomerular filtration. Based on creatinine level, age and weight, glomerular filtration rate is calculated.


Answer by  sherryk (621)

I think you mean "glom" which is short for "glomerular" filtration rate. The glomeruli are tiny filters inside the kidneys that clean your blood. When measured (by a simple blood test), the rate at which the glomeruli are perfoming indicates how well your kidneys are functioning. Check Lilian's answer above.

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