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

AACC Annual Meeting – Los Angeles, CA – July 19, 2012

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)

Laboratory Working Group (LWG) Meeting

AACC Annual Meeting – Los Angeles, CA

A joint meeting with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC) Working Group for Standardization of Albumin in Urine (WG-SAU)

July 19, 2012
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Participants: Greg Miller, Flavio Alcantera, Harald Althaus, Dave Armbruster, Lori Bachmann, David Bunk, Christa Cobbaert, Joris Delanghe, John Eckfeldt, James Fleming, Neil Greenberg, Lars-Olaf Hansson, Glen Hortin, Yoshihisa Itoh, Graham Jones, Dave Koch, David Lacher, John Lieske, Gary Myers, Andrew Narva, Mauro Panteghini, Karen Phinney, James Ritchie, Heinz Schimmel, David Seccombe, Jack Zakowski

Meeting Minutes

Summary of Action Items:

Educating Clinicians About Uncertainty in Laboratory Assessment of Kidney Disease

Andrew Narva, NKDEP Director

Cystatin C-based eGFR Equations

IFCC Working Group for Standardization of Cystatin C Update
(Lars-Olof Hansson, MD, PhD, Karolinska Hospital, Sweden and Harald Althaus, PhD, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products GmbH)

CKD-EPI Cystatin C Equation

(Andrew Narva on behalf of Lesley Inker, Tufts Medical Center)

Creatinine Specificity Study Education Recommendations

(Neil Greenberg, PhD, Neil Greenberg Consulting and Chair, former IFCC WG-GFRA)

IFCC/WASPaLM Task Force Update

(Graham Jones, MBBS, BSc, DPhil, FRCPA, FAACB, St. Vincent’s Hospital)

Update on Other Urine Albumin Standardization Activities

Urine Albumin and Creatinine Reference Materials

(Karen Phinney, PhD, National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Urine Albumin Reference Materials

(Y. Itoh, MD, DrSci, Asahikawa Medical College)

Urine Albumin Reference Measurement Procedures

(John Leiske, MD, Mayo Clinic and David Bunk, PhD, National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Adsorption to Containers

(Greg Miller)

Urine Albumin Harmonization Status Investigation

(Lori Bachmann, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System)

Physiologic Variability Investigation

(Jim Ritchie, PhD, Emory University Hospital)

Other items, next steps (Greg Miller)

Page last updated: October 10, 2012