The National Kidney Foundation has published criteria for the diagnosis and staging of chronic kidney disease.
Criteria for chronic kidney disease - both of the following:
(1) duration >= 3 months
(2) one of the following:
(2a) structural or functional abnormality of the kidneys with pathologic abnormalities, with or without decreased GFR
(2b) structural or functional abnormality of the kidneys as shown by markers of kidney damage (imaging studies, blood tests, urine tests, other) , with or without decreased GFR
(2c) GFR < 60 mL per kg per 1.73 square meters BSA, with or without kidney damage
no kidney damage
kidney damage with normal or increased GFR
60 - 89
kidney damage with mild decrease in GFR
30 - 59
kidney damage with moderate decrease in GFR
15 - 29
kidney damage with severe decrease in GFR
< 15 or requires dialysis
with GFR in mL per min per 1.73 square meters BSA
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Purpose: To evaluate a patient for chronic kidney disease using the criteria of the National Kidney Foundation.
Specialty: Nephrology, Clinical Laboratory
Objective: criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage