NKDEP Laboratory Working Group

Members of the NKDEP Laboratory Working Group (LWG) represent a cross section of leading experts in the clinical laboratory community. The group was created to review and address the problems related to serum creatinine measurement for estimating GFR, and to prepare recommendations to standardize and improve creatinine measurement. Its work was published in Clinical Chemistry, and updated recommendations have been published on this site's Creatinine Standardization Program section. The LWG's creatinine standardization work also involves providing information to ensure appropriate dosing for medications that impact kidney function.

With creatinine standardization efforts well underway, the LWG has turned its attention to issues around urine albumin measurement and reporting. Its first step was to partner with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine to convene an international meeting on the topic in March 2007. The group of international experts who attended the meeting has identified standardization challenges and developed plans for overcoming them.

Laboratory Working Group Members

  • Greg Miller, Ph.D. Working Group Chair
    Director, Clinical Chemistry and Pathology Information Systems
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Joris Delanghe, Ph.D.
    Department of Clinical Chemistry
    University Hospital Ghent
  • John Eckfeldt, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs
    Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
    University of Minnesota
  • James Fleming, Ph.D., F.A.C.B.
    Vice President and Director, Scientific Affairs
    Department of Science and Technology
    Laboratory Corporation of America
  • Neil Greenberg, Ph.D.
    Manager, Regulatory Affairs
    Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • Glen Hortin, M.D., Ph.D.
    Medical Director, Cincinnati Business Unit
    Quest Diagnostics
  • Chandra P. Jain
    Vice President, Consulting Services
    Technijian, Inc.
  • Harvey Kaufman, M.D.
    Medical Director, Business Development
    Quest Diagnostics
  • Anthony Killeen, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    University of Minnesota
  • David A. Lacher, M.D., M.Ed.
    Research Medical Officer
    CDC/National Center for Health Statistics
  • John Lieske, M.D.
    Professor of Medicine and Director
    Mayo Clinic Renal Testing Laboratory
  • Leigh Ann Milburn, Pharm.D., B.C.P.S.
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
    Saint Luke's Hospital
  • Gary Myers, Ph.D.
    Vice President, Programs & Policy
    American Association for Clinical Chemistry
  • Andrew S. Narva, M.D.
    Director
    National Kidney Disease Education Program
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institutes of Health
  • Mauro Panteghini, M.D.
    Clinical Pathologist
    Cattedra di Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica
  • Karen Phinney, Ph.D.
    Analytical Chemistry Division
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • David W. Seccombe, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.
    Managing Director
    Canadian External Quality Assessment Laboratory (CEQAL)
  • Jesse C. Seegmiller, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
    University of Minnesota
  • Lesley A. Stevens, M.D., M.S.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    Tufts Medical Center