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Development of Quality Control Panel for Kidney Function

Title Development of a Serum Quality Control Pool for Kidney Function Biomarkers
Therapeutic Area Chronic Kidney Disease
Principal Investigator Lesley Inker, MD, MS
Min Age 18 Years
Gender All
Contact Sara Couture


The main aim of this research study is to create materials to make sure that one of the blood
tests we use to measure kidney function are correct. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) surveys
laboratories as part of their proficiency testing program. This survey involves sending out quality control (QC)
samples to clinical laboratories who measure this in patient to make sure that their results are accurate.

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Must be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
    • Chronic Kidney Disease (GFR<45)
    • Willing to donate 30 ml of blood (about 2 tablespoons)

Exclusion Criteria

  • Has physical/cognitive impairment
  • Has Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or HIV positive

Study Requirements

Patients will be asked for a one time donation of 2 tablespoons of blood collected from their vein. If they are already having blood drawn in the Kidney Disease and Blood Pressure clinic, the extra blood draw will take approximately one-two minutes. If they are not having their blood drawn in the clinic, the time it takes to draw the blood will be approximately 5 minutes.