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Calculating Urea Generation and Protein Catabolic Rate

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The protein catabolic rate (PCR) for a patient can be calculated once the urea generation rate (G or Gu) is known. This method assumes no dialysis during the time period and no nonurinary urea loss.

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