# Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR): In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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00:00 So let's wrap up this video series.

00:03 A GFR test requires a blood sample.

00:06 The GFR is also used to assess kidney function and identify the patient's stage of kidney disease.

00:13 Now actual numbers are only reported, once eGFR is less than 60.

00:18 Now, in healthcare, you'll hear us just say 60, but when we say that we mean milliliters per minute times 1.73m squared.

00:27 Okay, so no one reports or says all of those values.

00:31 We usually just say the number, but it is important to know that those very specific unit measurements are there.

00:37 Now eGFR is impacted by several factors, including age, sex, and body size.

00:44 So eGFR is usually higher for men than for women and sadly it decreases with age.

00:50 Male normal values are approximately 130.

00:53 Yeah, go ahead and fill those values in. Good job.

00:56 And female normal values are approximately 120.

01:00 Yes, really impress your friends if you know those units of measure.

01:03 All right. Thanks for watching this video with us today.

The lecture Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR): In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) – Renal Assessment (Nursing).

### Included Quiz Questions

1. Actual numbers are only reported once eGFR is less than 60mL/min
2. A GFR test requires a urine sample
3. The GFR test assesses how much fluid the nephrons produce per minute
4. The normal range for GFR is 40-100 mL/min

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