Chronic Kidney Disease (Online CE Course)

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Author: Kelly Wilhelms, PhD, DABCC
Reviewers: Peter Platteborze, PhD, DABCC, FAACC; Kaitlin Faughnan, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

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This course provides essential background on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) for the practicing clinical laboratorian. Emphasis is placed on the National Kidney Foundation-Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-KDOQI) review and commentary of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines, with focus on the laboratory testing associated with diagnosis and monitoring of the disease.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 9/30/2025
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Clinical Chemistry/UA/Toxicology): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 9/30/2025

Objectives

  • Describe the frequency, risk factors, classification, and public health implications of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  • Name and describe the use of common serum and urinary biomarkers used to diagnose and evaluate CKD.
  • Describe the use and limitations of major calculations employed in estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR).
  • List treatment options to control progression of CKD.

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Course Outline

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  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Laboratory Testing
      • Diagnostic Tests for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
    • Glomerular Filtration Rate
    • Urine Albumin
      • Urine Albumin
      • Urine Albumin / Creatinine Ratio
      • Categories of Albuminuria
      • The term "microalbumin" is currently recommended for use to describe urine albumin.
      • Match the following categories of albuminuria to their respective urine albumin / creatinine ratio:
    • Clinical Assessment and Treatment
      • Clinical Assessment of Risk
      • Treatment / Therapy
      • Summary
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author Information: Kelly Wilhelms, PhD, DABCC, has over 15 years of diverse clinical laboratory experience in hospital and reference laboratories, ranging from various levels of general management to CLIA Laboratory Director. He is a veteran of over 10 years in the United States Army as a Biochemistry Officer and currently holds a high level technical position at a major non-profit hospital system in the Southwestern US. Kelly holds a PhD in Toxicology from Iowa State University and is board certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.
Reviewer Information: 
Peter Platteborze, PhD, DABCC, FAACC, has over ten years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist, forensic toxicology expert witness, and laboratory director. He served over 20 years in the Army as a biochemist. He is currently a Program Director and Assistant Professor at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. He holds a BS degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tampa and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of South Carolina.
Kaitlin Faughnan, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, is currently a faculty member of SUNY Broome Community College, in which she teaches all subjects of MLS to both Medical Laboratory Technician and Histotechnician students. She is involved in curriculum development and revision, as well as researching updates to the field of laboratory science to stay on the cutting edge of the latest information and technology. She received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science. She holds New York state licensure and previously worked as a generalist in a hospital.
Course Description: This course provides essential background on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) for the practicing clinical laboratorian. Emphasis is placed on the National Kidney Foundation-Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-KDOQI) review and commentary of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines, with focus on the laboratory testing associated with diagnosis and monitoring of the disease. 

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MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 181 CE courses, most popular
$109Add to cart
Pick Your Courses
Up to 8 CE hours
$55Add to cart
Individual course$25Add to cart
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