Terms used in this guideline

Terms used in this guideline

Stages of chronic kidney disease

Stage

eGFR (ml/min/1.73 m 2 )

Description

Qualifier

1

≥ 90

Kidney damage, normal or increased GFR

Kidney damage (presence of structural abnormalities and/or persistent haematuria, proteinuria or microalbuminuria) for ≥ 3 months

2

60‑89

Kidney damage, mildly reduced GFR

3A

45‑59

Moderately reduced GFR ± other evidence of kidney damage

GFR < 60 ml/min for ≥ 3 months ± kidney damage

3B

30‑44

4

15‑29

Severely reduced GFR ± other evidence of kidney damage

5

< 15

Established kidney failure

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)