Table 2: Criteria for the definition of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
|A patient has CKD if either of the following criteria are present:|
|1. Kidney damage for 3 months, as defined by structural or functional abnormalities of the kidney,
with or without decreased GFR, manifested by 1 or more of the following features:
|• Abnormalities in the composition of the blood or urine|
|• Abnormalities in imaging tests|
|• Abnormalities on kidney biopsy|
|2. GFR < 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for for ≥ 3 months, with or without the other signs of kidney damage described above.|
*GFR: Glomerular Filtration Rate.