Archive for August, 2009

A Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) measures how well  kidneys filter your blood.  A lovely radiologist called Sarah greeted me. My weight and height were taken. Sarah put a  canular into my left arm. It is from this that the blood samples will be taken.  A small amount of Heparin was used to stop any blood clotting in the canular which would interfere with the drawing of the samples.

In my right arm she put a “butterfly IV canular” into which she injected a very small amount of special radioactive tracer (probably less radioactive amount than having a normal x-ray).   The canular in my right arm was then removed. Read the rest of this entry »