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What is a normal GFR if I have polycystic kidney disease (PKD)?

Anjay Rastogi, MD
Nephrology
If you have polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a normal glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is considered to be 90 or above. Even 60 or above should be fine. It's the trends that are important. For example, if your GFR was 80 about two years ago and now it's 50 on a constant basis, that's more significant than if your GFR has always been about 50 and hasn't dropped below that.

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