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Historically, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated using a formula that included a person's body habitus, age, sex, serum creatinine, and race. Recently, the validity and appropriateness of a race-based correction to eGFR has been questioned; in response, the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation have reviewed the data underlying the race-based correction and determined that race can be removed from eGFR calculations as work continues for a new national standard. Beginning June 15, 2021, Duke Health is eliminating the race-based correction coefficient from eGFR. More information about this update is available in this document. This is a first step in preparation for national guidelines that will standardize measurements of kidney function and will help ensure that our patients receive care that is fair, just, and free of bias. Uploaded 6.4.21

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