Background/Aim: We investigated the potential role of the membrane type on phosphate kinetics. Methods: Six patients on dialysis (HD) were studied using modified cellulose (Hemophan), ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVAL) and polyacrylonitrile (PAN). Total (TPR), extracellular (EPR) and intracellular (IPR) phosphate removal and effective dialyzer phosphate clearance (K<sub>d</sub>) were determined by the DDQ method. The intercompartment transfer coefficient (K<sub>C</sub>) was calculated using a mathematical model. Erythrocyte phosphate (P<sub>ERY</sub>) and 2,3-biphosphoglycerate (2,3-BPG) concentrations were determined before and after HD. Results: TPR was 1.2 ± 0.4, 1.10 ± 0.4 and 1.09 ± 0.4 g with Hemophan, EVAL and PAN, respectively (p = n.s.). EPR and IPR were independent of membrane type. There was no difference in K<sub>C</sub> between membranes (321 ± 70, 338 ± 92 and 341 ± 83 ml/min, respectively). The P<sub>ERY</sub> and 2,3-BPG remained statistically insignificant for all membranes. Conclusion: Our results show that the type of membrane does not influence the kinetics of phosphate during dialysis, neither in the transfer from plasma to dialysate nor from the intra- to the extracellular compartment.