Recommendation ID
Erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) tolerance test:- A trial of an ESA tolerance test including collection of data on ESA regimens and haemoglobin (Hb) levels achieved.
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- A better understanding of the practical impact of erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) tolerance testing on treatment and outcomes would clarify whether such tests are useful, particularly in terms of tailoring ESAs and optimal haemoglobin (Hb) levels for individual patients depending on their response.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Anaemia management in people with chronic kidney disease
Date issued
February 2011

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   Yes