Levey et al used an equation to predict the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for a patient based on the serum creatinine level and other clinical data.
Patient population: adults
Parameters for the equation:
(1) serum creatinine in mg/dL
(2) age of the patient in years
• "Other race" definitely includes Caucasians. I am not sure how well other races are represented.
GFR in mL per min per 1.73 square meters BSA =
= 186 * ((serum creatinine in mg/dL)^(-1.154)) * ((age of the patient in years)^(-0.203)) * (gender points) * (racial points)
• The equation is useful for GFRs up to 90 mL per min per 1.73 square meter BSA (page S83, Kasiske, 2002).
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Purpose: To estimate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) for an adult from serum creatinine using the abbreviated MDRD study equation.
Specialty: Nephrology, Clinical Laboratory
Objective: laboratory tests