Figure 412

In clinical practice it is customary to perform the baseline standardized peritoneal equilibrium test (PET) approximately 3 to 4 weeks after catheter insertion. The PET is repeated when complications occur. The standardized test for clinical use measures dialysate creatinine and glucose levels at 0, 2, and 4 hours of dwell time and serum levels of creatinine and glucose at any time during the test. The extensive unabridged test, as originally proposed by Twardowski and coworkers [6], has become a very important research tool.

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