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  Change to MGH Core Laboratory Creatinine/eGFR Reporting      
 
 

Change to MGH Core Laboratory Creatinine/eGFR Reporting

On Tuesday, June 25th, the MGH Core Laboratory will be implementing an enhancement to its reporting of plasma creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) results.  Plasma creatinine results representing an acute increase from a patient's 72 hour baseline and meeting certain specific criteria will be flagged by appending the text comment "INCREASED." eGFR results based upon flagged creatinine values will also be reported with an explanatory comment.  This change is intended to facilitate the identification of acute kidney injury (AKI) and improve the interpretation of reported eGFR values.

These flags should be used only as a guide and should not be relied upon to replace
clinical judgment, interpretation and trending of creatinine results. The specific flagging
rules are described in the PDF document found here.

Please contact Jason Baron, MD (jmbaron@partners.org) and Anand Dighe, MD, PhD (asdighe@partners.org) with any questions.

     
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