Polygenic Score (PGS) ID: PGS000303

Predicted Trait
Reported Trait Estimated glomerular filtration rate
Mapped Trait(s) glomerular filtration rate (EFO_0005208)
Released in PGS Catalog: Aug. 19, 2020
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Score Details

Score Construction
PGS Name GRS253_eGFR
Original Genome Build GRCh37
Number of Variants 253
Development Method
Name GWAS-significant (lead and secondary) variants
Parameters beta coefficient for effect size after TRAILS' correction and used as weights for the GRS. R2 threshold = 0.1
PGS Source
PGS Catalog Publication (PGP) ID PGP000092
Citation (link to publication) Xie T et al. Circ Genom Precis Med (2020)
Ancestry Distribution
Source of Variant
Associations (GWAS)
European: 100%
567,460 individuals (100%)
PGS Evaluation
European: 100%
1 Sample Sets

Development Samples

Source of Variant Associations (GWAS)
Study Identifiers Sample Numbers Sample Ancestry
GWAS Catalog: GCST008059
Europe PMC: 31152163
567,460 individuals European

Performance Metrics

Disclaimer: The performance metrics are displayed as reported by the source studies. It is important to note that metrics are not necessarily comparable with each other. For example, metrics depend on the sample characteristics (described by the PGS Catalog Sample Set [PSS] ID), phenotyping, and statistical modelling. Please refer to the source publication for additional guidance on performance.

PGS Performance
Metric ID (PPM)
PGS Sample Set ID
Performance Source Trait PGS Effect Sizes
(per SD change)
Classification Metrics Other Metrics Covariates Included in the Model PGS Performance:
Other Relevant Information
PPM000773 PSS000376|
European Ancestry|
1,354 individuals
PGP000092 |
Xie T et al. Circ Genom Precis Med (2020)
Reported Trait: Estimated glomerular filtration rate (mL/min per 1.73 m2) : 0.0504 Sex, age

Evaluated Samples

PGS Sample Set ID
Phenotype Definitions and Methods Participant Follow-up Time Sample Numbers Age of Study Participants Sample Ancestry Additional Ancestry Description Cohort(s) Additional Sample/Cohort Information
PSS000376 We measured weight and height using regularly calibrated equipment (scales and stadiometer models 770 and 214, respectively; Seca, Hamburg, Germany). Body mass index (BMI; in kg/m2) was also calculated. We measured waist circumference at the midpoint between the lower costal margin and the iliac crest. The hip circumference was measured over both trochanter majores (tangible bone on the outside of the hip joint). Waist to hip ratio was also calculated. We performed all measurements in duplicate, and, if the difference between these measurements exceeded a predefined value, a third measurement was performed. All available measurements were used to calculate means. Heart rate, systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure were measured in duplicate with a Dinamap Critikon 1846SX (Critikon Inc, Tampa, FL), from which we calculated means. At the third visit, fasting blood sample of participants were drawn for the measurement of glucose (Roche Diagnostics, Basel, Switzerland), insulin (Diagnostic Systems Laboratories Inc, Webster, TX), HbA1c (high performance liquid chromatography, Variant, Bio-Rad), triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol (Roche Diagnostics) and LDL cholesterol (calculated according to Friedewald’s equation5), as well as alanine transaminase (Photometric determination according to the reference method of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry (IFCC)6) and lipoprotein(a) (Nephelometric method, BN2, DadeBehring). Serum creatinine was measured by photometric determination with the Jaffé method without deproteinisation (Ecoline® MEGA, DiaSys Diagnostic Systems GmbH. Merck). eGFR for adolescents who were younger than 18 years old was calculated using the Schwartz formula.7 High‐sensitivity C‐reactive protein (hsCRP) was determined using an immunonephelometric method, BN2 (CardioPhase hsCRP, Siemens) with a lower detection limit of 0.175 mg/L. Total IgE measurements were performed using the Phadia Immunocap 100 system with fluoroenzyme immunoassay (FEIA). 1,354 individuals,
47.56 % Male samples
Mean = 16.22 years
Sd = 0.66 years
European TRAILS