Kidney Disease

Diagnose kidney disease earlier for more effective patient management


SDMA, symmetric dimethylarginine, is excreted by the kidneys, making it a good marker for estimating kidney function.

Identifying kidney disease earlier makes it possible for you to intervene and more effectively manage kidney disease.

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  2. Brown SA. Renal dysfunction in small animals. The Merck Veterinary Manual website. Updated October 2013. Accessed January 14, 2015.
  3. Marino CL, Lascelles BD, Vaden SL, Gruen ME, Marks SL. The prevalence and classification of chronic kidney disease in cats randomly selected from four age groups and in cats recruited for degenerative joint disease studies. J Feline Med Surg. 2014;16(6):465–472.