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Equation of Rule et al for Estimating the GFR for a Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease from Serum Cystatin C

Purpose:

To estimate an adult's glomerular filtration rate (GFR) using the formula of Rule et al based on serum cystatin C.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

R94.4

Description:

Rule et al developed a series of equations for estimating the glomerular filtration rate for a patient with chronic kidney disease. Two of these equations are based on the serum cystatin C. The authors are from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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