Washington, D.C., October 1, 2008 AACC announces a webinar addressing Laboratory Measurements in Chronic Kidney Disease on November 2, 2008 at 2:00 pm (Eastern). The webinar will last approximately 50 minutes.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects nearly 20 million Americans, and every day clinical laboratories perform a variety of tests and calculations to help clinicians diagnose and monitor patients with this condition. Controversies over how to interpret certain assay results and how to manage particular test limitations still exist, though, and during this interactive webinar Greg Miller, PhD, Chair of the Laboratory Working Group of the National Kidney Disease Education Program, will provide his take on how to address some of these issues. Topics he will cover include:
- Prevalence of CKD and recommended diagnostic strategies
- eGFR reporting and new equations for adult and pediatric populations
- Creatinine measurement - issues and limitations
- Urine albumin measurement - issues and limitations
- Cystatin C measurement - issues and limitations
AACC offers the press complimentary registration for the webinar. To register, complete and submit the Press Registration Form. For information on how the webinar works, and browser, etc, requirements, visit the AACC web site here. For more information about the webinar, or AACC, please contact Peter Patterson on (202) 835-8718.