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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF September 7, 2018 | Archived Issues

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Core Labs Updating eGFR Calculation on Sept. 27

On Thursday, Sept. 27, the Core laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will update the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) calculation, reported in mL/min/1.73m², from the abbreviated MDRD formula to CKD-EPI, which KDIGO recommends (2013).

This change is being made because the CKD-EPI formula is more accurate than the MDRD study equation, particularly in people with higher GFR.

Based on guidelines, values >60 mL/min/1.73m² will be reported as such (i.e., only values below 60 will be reported quantitatively). eGFR is automatically calculated as part of BMP, CMP renal function panel (RFPG), and serum creatinine (CREG) orders.

If you have questions, please contact Kimia Sobhani, PhD, at kimia.sobhani@cshs.org or Anders Berg, PhD, at anders.berg@cshs.org.