Thursday, 15 November 2018
  1 Replies
  3.4K Visits
I notice calculations for allowable creatinine levels are higher for black men.
I think this is ridiculous because it is based on the statistical average of African(American in this regard) having a higher percentage of lean muscle mass ; having actually nothing to do with ethnicity or anything else. Therefore wouldn't it make more sense to establish the muscularity of a person like myself who has a high percentage of lean muscle tissue yet is caucasian?
It seems highly inaccurate and flawed to not take things into consideration especially given a person can be defined as black who has just a tiny percentage of African ancestry.
Would it not make more sense to add to the samples sent off "high muscularity " or "low muscularity "???
You make an excellent point!

The eGFR is meant to be a screening tool only. It is not meant to predict with 100% certainty what the true GFR is. So while you are correct, the error might be 10-20% variance. This would not have clinical implications to be honest.

That said, it’s an excellent observation and indeed one of the problems of these estimating formalas.

Dr. Jordan Weinstein
  • Page :
  • 1
There are no replies made for this post yet.
Be one of the first to reply to this post!
Submit Your Response
Upload files or images for this discussion by clicking on the upload button below.
Supported: gif,jpg,png,zip,rar,pdf,jpeg,doc,docx,xls,xlsx
· Insert · Remove
  Upload Files (Maximum 10MB)

Sharing your current location while posting a new question allow viewers to identify the location you are located.