I read in your answers that GFR >60 is normal. But when is a patient considered to have kidney disease? If it goes under 60 or can someone have CKD with normal GFR?

Post date: July 25, 2012
Yes, someone can have chronic kidney disease (CKD) with a normal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). If your eGFR is greater than 60 milliliters per minute per 1.73 meters squared, you can have kidney disease if you have one of three problems. #1 if you have abnormal testing of the urine. This can be blood, protein, or infection in the urine. #2 If you have an abnormal x-ray of your kidney. #3 If you have abnormal tissue diagnosis based on a kidney biopsy. We classify these as CKD Stage 1 if the eGFR is greater than or equal to 90, and Stage 2 CKD if the eGFR is between 60 and 89. If the eGFR is less than 60, then CKD is staged based only on the eGFR and does not require abnormal urine or kidney tissue.