The nurse is caring for a client with stage 3 moderate chronic kidney disease. Which laboratory value would be expected for this client?

  1. GFR of 92 mL/min
  2. GFR of 63 mL/min
  3. GFR of 39 mL/min
  4. GFR of 16mL/min
Number 3 is correct.
Rationale: The client with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) of 92 mL/min has a normal value but may have physical findings or genetic traits that indicate stage 1 kidney disease. A GFR of 63 mL/min indicates stage 2, or mild chronic kidney disease (CKD). A GFR of 39 mL/min is consistent with stage 3, or moderate CKD. A GFR of 16mL/min indicates stage 5, end-stage kidney disease.