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Improving the understanding, detection, and management of kidney disease.

NKDEP Laboratory Working Group

Members of the NKDEP Laboratory Working Group (LWG) represent a cross section of leading experts in the clinical laboratory community. The group was created to review and address the problems related to serum creatinine measurement for estimating GFR, and to prepare recommendations to standardize and improve creatinine measurement. Its work was published in Clinical Chemistry, and updated recommendations have been published on this site's Creatinine Standardization Program section. The LWG's creatinine standardization work also involves providing information to ensure appropriate dosing for medications that impact kidney function.

With creatinine standardization efforts well underway, the LWG has turned its attention to issues around urine albumin measurement and reporting. Its first step was to partner with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine to convene an international meeting on the topic in March 2007. The group of international experts who attended the meeting has identified standardization challenges and developed plans for overcoming them.

Laboratory Working Group Members

  • Greg Miller, PhD Working Group Chair
    Director, Clinical Chemistry and Pathology Information Systems
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Joris Delanghe, PhD
    Department of Clinical Chemistry
    University Hospital Ghent
  • John Eckfeldt, MD, PhD
    Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
    Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
    University of Minnesota
  • James Fleming, PhD, FACB
    Vice President and Director, Scientific Affairs
    Department of Science and Technology
    Laboratory Corporation of America
  • Neil Greenberg, PhD
    Manager, Regulatory Affairs
    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • Glen Hortin, MD, PhD
    Medical Director, Cincinnati Business Unit
    Quest Diagnostics
  • Chandra P. Jain
    Vice President, Consulting Services
    Technijian, Inc.
  • Harvey Kaufman, MD
    Medical Director, Business Development
    Quest Diagnostics
  • Anthony Killeen, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    University of Minnesota
  • David A. Lacher, MD, MEd
    Research Medical Officer
    CDC/National Center for Health Statistics
  • John Lieske, MD
    Professor of Medicine and Director
    Mayo Clinic Renal Testing Laboratory
  • Leigh Ann Milburn, PharmD, BCPS
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
    Saint Luke's Hospital
  • Gary Myers, PhD
    Vice President, Programs & Policy
    American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  • Andrew S. Narva, MD
    National Kidney Disease Education Program
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institutes of Health
  • Mauro Panteghini, MD
    Clinical Pathologist
    Cattedra di Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica
  • Karen Phinney, PhD
    Analytical Chemistry Division
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • David W. Seccombe, MD, PhD, FRCPC
    Managing Director
    Canadian External Quality Assessment Laboratory (CEQAL)
  • Lesley A. Stevens, MD, MS
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    Tufts Medical Center
  • Read more about NKDEP's major laboratory-related efforts.

Page last updated: March 1, 2012