How are blood tests used in the diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Blood tests, including calculation of GFR (by various formulas, such as the MDRD formula), are helpful in monitoring for the progression of kidney disease and in assessing its stage.


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