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How is chronic kidney disease diagnosed and classified?

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asked Jan 22, 2013 in Chronic kidney disease - general by anonymous
recategorized Jan 23, 2013 by fadem

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Chronic kidney disease is generally diagnosed by measuring the serum creatinine at least twice over a three month period. Using the age, race and gender one can calculate the glomerular filtration rate, and use this number to classify the disease into 5 stages.

Kidney disease may also be diagnosed in the presence of proteinuria or other  "markers" such as an abnormal ultrasound.

For further infromation refer to the website http://ckd-epi.com. It will give you the mathematical formula and more details about the classification system. Also one can visit either the National Kidney Foundation http://kideney.org or the KDIGO http://kdigo.org websites.

answered Feb 23, 2014 by fadem
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