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Investigate, monitor, and manage kidney disease earlier with SDMA
Idexx Veterinary Laboratory has a new test on the market! SDMA is a methylated form of the amino acid arginine, which is produced in every cell and released into the body’s circulation during protein degradation. SDMA is excreted almost exclusively by the kidneys, making it a good marker for estimating kidney function.
With older testing, cats had to loose up to 75% of their kidney function before we could detect in on blood work. With the new SDMA testing kidney disease can be detected much earlier, on average at 40% kidney deficiency. This means we can diagnose kidney disease much sooner and start supportive measures.
SDMA test is now standard on all our chemistry panels! If you have more questions just ask!
Information and references available at : https://www.idexx.com/small-animal-health/solutions/articles/earlier-diagnosis-kidney-disease.html