Renal diseases such as Chronic Kidney Disease are still commonly diagnosed by accident when for instance a routine check-up has been carried out. We are learning that the links with poor metabolic and cardiac health, such as high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol are heavily linked to the development of poor renal function. It is imperative to detect potential renal problems at the earliest stage possible, where small interventions can inhibit the significant loss of vital kidney function.
If left undiagnosed, effective lifestyle interventions no longer have effect and the course of treatment can be invasive for renal replacement therapy. Innovative diagnostic tools such as our CKD and AKI Biochip Array panels have shown a significant improvement on current eGFR calculation methods, via a multi-marker approach to better distinguish between acute, early and late stage renal disease.