Understand Your Test

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR)

Formal Name

 Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate

Why Get Tested?

To assess kidney function and diagnose, stage, and monitor chronic kidney disease (CKD).

When To Get Tested?

With a blood creatinine test as part of a routine health exam or when your healthcare practitioner thinks that you may have kidney damage or that you may be at risk for developing kidney disease.