What Is GFR? - Blood Test, Levels & Calculation


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The kidney contains almost 1 million _____.

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1. Each nephron contains a ball of capillaries at the end called the _____.

2. The kidneys are responsible for all of the following except:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the help of several quiz questions, this assessment will help you to better understand glomerular filtration rate. The questions deal with the kidney's structure and responsibilities, measurements for calculating GFR, and what a low GFR implies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will assess your comprehension of the following:

  • What the kidney contains within it
  • A specific part of the nephron containing capillaries
  • Responsibilities of the kidney in the human body
  • Blood measurements to calculate GFR
  • Conclusions that can be drawn from measuring a low GFR

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills with this worksheet and accompanying quiz:

  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding GFR levels and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what's inside of a nephron
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the kidney's main functions

Additional Learning

If you would like to delve deeper into the topics from this assessment, you can check out the associated lesson What Is GFR? - Blood Test, Levels & Calculation. This lesson covers the following subject matter:

  • The glomerulus and its role in the kidney
  • The structure of the nephron and how it works
  • Methods to calculate glomerular filtration rate
  • How glomerular filtration rate can be used to determine disease