October 2009 archive

Biomarkers: Rapid urine test for kidney disease

Nature Reviews Nephrology 5, 548 (October 2009) | doi:10.1038/nrneph.2009.121

Lisa Richards

A urine test that can rapidly detect acute kidney injury is described in a new study published in Kidney International. "The methodology is identical to the off-the-shelf pregnancy test," says Vishal Vaidya from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, who describes the test as a "convenient, quick, and clear 'yes or no' diagnostic assay for kidney damage."

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Posted by Vishal Vaidya on Mon, 5 Oct 2009