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Measurement of Glomerular Filtration Rate by Inulin Clearance without Urine Collection

Br Med J 1969; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5649.91 (Published 12 April 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;2:91
  1. G. Alan Rose

    Abstract

    A continuous infusion method for measuring inulin clearance (and hence glomerular filtration rate) which does not require urine collection has been re-evaluated and found to give satisfactory results. In two non-oedematous and anephric patients the plasma level of inulin became virtually constant four hours after a single intravenous dose, and hence this is the minimum time required for the infusion with this method.