Table 1 

Target values and minimum number of determinations expected for each parameter 

Parameter 
Minimum number of determination reports within maximum time span 
Range considered in statistical processing 


Haemoglobin 
At the beginning & end of the study At least once every 30 days 
≥ 11 ≤ 12 gr/dl 


Iron 
At the beginning & end of the study At least once every 60 days 
> 15 < 180 mcg/dl 


Transferrin TSAT%: > 25 < 50 
At the beginning & end of the study At least once every 120 days 
> 170 < 375 mg/dl 


Ferritin 
At the beginning & end of the study At least once every 60 days 
> 15 < 700 mcg/l 


KT/V 
At the beginning & end of the study At least once every 30 days for HD patients At least once every 120 days for DP patients 
HD* range: >1.2 < 2.0 HD° range: >1.5 < 2.2 DP range: > 1.8 <2,5 


*non diabetic patients ° diabetic patients 

Soffritti et al. BMC Nephrology 2009 10:33 doi:10.1186/147123691033 