DETECTING KIDNEY DAMAGE
Regular UACR testing is essential to identify kidney damage and CKD progression early8
Inflammation and fibrosis can cause albuminuria, which is one of the earliest detectable markers of kidney damage
UACR testing is used to detect kidney damage by measuring the ratio of albumin and creatinine in the urine8
Rising UACR levels are an indicator of worsening kidney damage and a predictor of more rapid CKD progression8
Endorsed by CSN, KDIGO indicates that a UACR level above 20 mg/mmol (300 mg/g) is very high and warrants particular attention8
CKD: chronic kidney disease; KDIGO: Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes; T2D: type 2 diabetes; UACR: urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio.
|8.||Levin A, Stevens PE, Bilous RW, et al. (2013). Kidney disease: Improving global outcomes (KDIGO) CKD work group. KDIGO 2012 clinical practice guideline for the evaluation and management of chronic kidney disease. Kidney International Supplements, 3(1), 1-150. https://doi.org/10.1038/kisup.2012.73|