KNOW YOUR PATIENTS’ NUMBERS

The eGFR calculations in your patients’ metabolic panel make it easy to track kidney function and diagnose CKD.

Screen your patients' eGFR regularly, especially those who are high-risk for CKD. For patients who've experienced kidney function loss, take action. The following chart can help explain eGFR in terms of "kidney function remaining" to your patients.8

THE FIVE STAGES OF CKD8

Five Stages of CKD
Five Stages of CKD

Adapted from the National Kidney Foundation.

RELIEVE THE PRESSURE. DIAGNOSE AND DISCUSS.

eGFR test results can help explain declining kidney function to your patients.

What is chronic kidney disease
What is chronic kidney disease

CKD, chronic kidney disease; CV, cardiovascular; eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate; GFR, glomerular filtration rate.

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