I had a look at our hospital database and found out that we have the below measurements

Estimated Glomerular Filtration ml/min
Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate ml/min
Estimated Glomerular Filtration, Female ml/min
Estimated Glomerular Filtration, Male ml/min

Am I right to understand that terms with Male and Female are being very specific or the doctor/data entry was made in such a specific manner.

For example, if we look at Estimated Glomerular Filtration or Estimated Glomerular Filtration they are no different from Estimated Glomerular Filtration, Male or Estimated Glomerular Filtration, Female

Am I right to understand this? It's just the level of info which was keyed in the EHR system?

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    I'm not sure I understand your question. Can you please clarify the core of your question?
    – Don_S
    Mar 5, 2021 at 17:53
  • The expected eGFR ma be different for male vs female, and the "normal range" values displayed or printed next to the subject's measured value may thus be different depending on whether ", Male", ", Female", or neither is present.
    – mgkrebbs
    Mar 6, 2021 at 5:08

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The eGFR is calculated differently based on several factors, including sex and race. So there are different calculation formulas based on male vs female, and African American vs Caucasian. There are not currently differences for other ethnicities, but there are some studies working on validating those.



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