What is Pt-eGFR(mean) relative?
Pt-eGFR(mean) relative stands for the relative mean value of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). It is a calculated parameter used to assess the kidney function of an individual. Pt-eGFR(mean) relative is calculated by taking the average of two different eGFR values based on different markers in the blood - usually creatinine and cystatin C. Creatinine is a waste product from the muscles, while cystatin C is a protein secreted by the kidneys. By combining these two markers, a more accurate estimate of kidney function can be obtained than by using only one method.
Why calculate Pt-eGFR(mean) relative?
Pt-eGFR(mean) relative is calculated to screen and monitor patients with suspected or known renal failure when more accurate methods of measuring the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are not indicated or available. It can be used as a diagnostic tool to assess kidney function and identify any abnormalities. By using both creatinine and cystatin C as markers, one can complement each other's strengths and get a more reliable calculation of GFR.
What can high value of Pt-eGFR(mean) relative indicate?
A high value of Pt-eGFR(mean) relative may indicate that kidney function is normal or that it is exaggerated (overactive). It can be a positive sign that the kidneys are working efficiently and filtering waste products from the blood satisfactorily. However, it is important to interpret the results taking into account individual factors and any other clinical symptoms or test results.
What can a low value of Pt-eGFR(mean) relative indicate?
A low value of Pt-eGFR (mean) relative can indicate that kidney function is impaired. It may indicate a reduced ability of the kidneys to filter the blood and excrete waste products. It can be a sign of kidney disease, kidney failure, or other medical conditions that affect kidney function. A low value requires further investigation and follow-up to determine the cause and take appropriate measures to protect kidney function and treat any underlying disease.
Note that the interpretation of Pt-eGFR(mean) relative and any action taken should be made by a medical expert or kidney specialist based on individual clinical history, symptoms and other test results.