Impact of creatinine methodology on glomerular filtration rate estimation in diabetes
Marijana Vučić Lovrenčić, Vanja Radišić Biljak, Sandra Božičević, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Merkur University Hospital, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Kristina Blaslov, Lea Smirčić Duvnjak, Vuk Vrhovac University Clinic, Merkur University Hospital, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Author contributions: Lovrenčić MV designed the study and wrote the article; Biljak VR and Lovrenčić MV analyzed the data, Biljak VR and Božičević B performed the laboratory part of the study; Blaslov K and Duvnjak LS performed the clinical part of the study; all authors discussed the results and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Merkur University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia.
Informed consent statement: This study was waived by IRB due to the retrospective nature of the study, with the post-hoc selection of anonymized samples from the routine laboratory visits, according to creatinine and glucose results.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article are reported.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Marijana Vučić Lovrenčić, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Merkur University Hospital, Zajčeva 19, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: October 29, 2016
Peer-review started: November 2, 2016
First decision: December 1, 2016
Revised: December 20, 2016
Accepted: February 28, 2017
Article in press: March 2, 2017
Published online: May 15, 2017