GP left to work out own eGFRs
GP Professor Mike Kirby is
having to do eGFR calculations himself because his local lab is
still not sending through
Professor Kirby, a GP in Letchworth, and professor in health and human sciences at the University of Hertfordshire, has had to calculate around a dozen eGFRs a week and said GPs in other areas were being forced to do the same.
The Department of Health recently said all laboratories should be calculating eGFRs by
But Professor Kirby said: 'My local lab is just not geared up to do this at the moment. We have to do this to get the best for the patients. It is a fair bit of extra work.'