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:10.1186/1471-2369-10-33

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