By Amer Wahed, MD FRCPath - 13th Apr 2021 - Course previews

Estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR)

Knowing your patient's glomerular filtration rate (GFR), and what can affect it, is critical to being able to assess overall kidney function. In this video from our Kidney Function Test Essentials course, we'll take a deep dive into how GFR is calculated, the factors affecting GFR, and when the Cockcroft-Gault equation should not be used.

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Taking a shotgun approach to kidney function testing can be tempting, if nephrology isn't your forte. By the end of this course, however, you’ll be comfortable ordering and interpreting all of the common kidney function tests. You’ll understand the clinical implications of abnormalities seen on these tests and be able to form a practical plan of action.

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