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GFR = ClearanceCR = Urine Cr x Urine Flow / Plasma Creat

Increased muscle mass ---> Increased Plasma Cr! Now if you do the old 24 hr method of collecting urine , you will see that Urine Cr increases too so it will be accurate .. But if you use the equations that you just put the Plasma Cr , they will obviously underestimate the GFR ( e.g bodybuilder may have 2.0 mg/ml serum Cr , which puts him in renal failure range , but actually he has no kideny problem at all)

Appreciate that this is the Calculated GFR only , in reality muscle mass by itself will not change the actual GFR

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