If you are on dialysis
, is it working for you? You should begin to feel better when your blood is getting adequately cleaned. Use this calculator to check if your dialysis session was efficient. Kt/V and Urea Reduction Ratio (URR) are two parameters used to measure the adequacy of dialysis, and consequently dialysis dose. Kt/V indicates the amount of blood cleared of urea
and Urea Reduction Ratio is the percentage of urea cleared from your body.
Ideally Kt/V must be greater than 1.2
and URR must be above 65%
What is Kt/V?
Like any other medication or treatment, dialysis also has to be tailored to meet the requirements of the patient. The parameter that helps the doctors find out if the dialysis you are receiving is adequate is Kt/V. It is the ratio of urea clearance (K) multiplied by dialysis time (t) to the volume of water in your body. Kt/V values can be improved by either increasing blood flow rate through the dialyser, which increases urea clearance, or by increasing the duration of dialysis sessions.