Renal Function and Race in Clinical Trials

Adopting new formulas for estimated GFR calculation

The glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is a critical indicator of kidney function, and its value may be measured using a simple blood test for creatinine. Historically, studies have shown that people who identify as Black/African-American tend to have greater creatinine levels in their blood, which should be considered when calculating GFR.

Jula Inrig, M.D., Global Head, IQVIA Renal Center for Excellence
Patrice Hugo, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Q2 Solutions
Steven Lobel, Ph.D., D-ABMLI, MBA, FACB, Senior Laboratory Director, Q2 Solutions
Michael DiMaio, M.D., FACP, Laboratory Director, Q2 Solutions


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