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Ckd 2 please help interpret this lab result. Please

I have been unable to sleep due to anxiety over this result I received via email from an er I was at a few days ago... and well sickness and pain. I've had kidney issues for a little over a year which I believe to be either immune, poly, or well not sure. I have severe constant pain in right kidney for a month now, seem to be in stage 2 according to gfr (which is not my concern) okay so here IS my concern.  

Under interpretive guidelines they give a kidney damage level?! Is there such a thing? Is it mine? I've never seen this before. Theres no diagnosis or anything. I'm going to type out what is written on the result.


Value 85

Ref range >60


**Egfr calculation from serum creatine value**

**Interpretive Guidelines**

CKD : < 60 ml/min/1.73 m2

Kidney Damage < 15 ml/min/1.73 m2

Then list of ref ranges for normal results

What do interpretive guidelines mean ?! Are those for me bc if so id be in renal failure, right?!

And why does it give a kidney damage measurement. I've never seen this before. Please help. I am so scared. I tried researching exactly what it means bUT couldn't find or maybe just can't exactly understand as my brain is foggy and my mind is clouded with anxiety. Also there are 2 asterisks by both Egfr calculation and interpretive guidelines

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I think the lab ref values (and their interpretation) you posted seem to be set very low giving perhaps a false sense of security to some patients, to my opinion, nonetheless, according to them, you are not anywhere near any danger zone with CKD at 85 mL/min (estimated)

It would be useful to have your serum creatine values,
so this way you could use an online GFR calculator, to verify
the CKD value and draw your own conclusions.

Here's a guide that I have been using (I do not have CKD
myself) but lab ref. ranges may vary:

Stage 1 Kidney Disease.
Healthy kidneys or kidney damage with normal or high GFR GFR LEVEL: 90 mL/min or more

Stage 2 Kidney Disease.
Kidney damage and mild decrease in GFR GFR LEVEL: 60 to 89 mL/min

Stage 3A & 3B Kidney.
Disease Moderate decrease in GFR GFR LEVEL: 30 to 59 mL/min

Stage 4 Kidney Disease.
Severe decrease in GFR GFR LEVEL: 15 to 29 mL/min

Stage 5 Kidney Disease.
Kidney failure GFR LEVEL: Less than 15 mL/min or on dialysis.

Try to relax and concentrate on making some  lifestyle improvements, so you can enjoy a healthy life.
Optimize your diet to be as kidney friendly as possible,
try some Yoga and Qikong, Breathing meditation etc.
And get tested frequently to monitor kidney function
and trending.
Best wishes,

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