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I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has found out about the condition by accident or who had a diagnosis based solely on a blood test which showed a GFR below 90 without evidence from further tests. . I have just found out by accident that a hospital has given me a diagnosis of CKD stage 2 no proteinuria based solely on my blood test codes which have shown a GFR between 60 and 90 since 2011. My GP didn’t mention it to me at all. I have just queried it with the GP and have been told that the current GFR of 61 is normal for my age (53) and isn’t a problem because my tests for creatinine, potassium (all wastage functions) etc. are normal. The GFR has fluctuated but has never been below 60. They don’t have a diagnosis of CKD on my records because of this.
Is it common for a diagnosis of CKD to be made just on a blood test by a different department? I don’t know whether to be angry with the GP for not telling me or the hospital for diagnosing without actual evidence of damage to the kidney. I was told that the 'diagnosis' will remain on my hospital records due to blood test codes.
I have been told that most people over 50 have a GFR under 90 so, without further tests, this would give a lot more people a diagnosis of CKD 1/2
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