Testing for kidney disease: a selection of interest in the current literature

Kidney function tests on urine and blood are a ubiquitous feature of the workload in clinical chemistry laboratories. Disease often has no symptoms until damage to the kidney is at an advanced stage, hence pathology testing is a vital service. Here, Pathology in Practice Science Editor Brian Nation compiles a small selection of recent research interest in nephrology.

Estimating kidney function in patients with cancer: A narrative review

Claudel SE, Gandhi M, Patel AB, Verma A. Acta Physiol (Oxf). 2023 Jun; 238 (2): e13977. doi: 10.1111/apha.13977.

Accurate evaluation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is crucial in oncology as drug eligibility and dosing depend on estimates of GFR. However, there are no clear guidelines on the optimal method of determining kidney function in patients with cancer. This study aimed to summarise the evidence on estimation of kidney function in patients with cancer.

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