New Pediatric GFR Order Available

Effective today, August 5, 2014, an order for PEDIATRIC GFR will be available in Epic (Epic # LAB7477).  This order will be for a plasma creatinine, with the estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) calculated by the pediatric Schwartz equation:

            GFR (mL/min/1.73 m^2) = (0.41 x Height) / (Plasma creatinine)

                 [Height in cm; plasma creatinine in mg/dL]

Key points regarding this order:

A screenshot of the order is below:

Pediatric GFR Order Sample

Questions should be directed to Matthew Krasowski, MD, PhD, Director of Clinical Laboratories (384-9380,