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Biomarkers of Acute Renal Failure


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Ongoing Mayo Clinic Clinical Validation Study: Preliminary Results

Slide 21

August 2009

This study is ongoing, and we hope to have the data analyzed soon. However, preliminary results indicate that the presence of renal epithelial cells or granular casts in the urinalysis is still a very specific marker of acute kidney injury. However, urinary NGAL is somewhat more sensitive than this traditional marker. We plan to use the complete data set in order to construct receiver operating curves and develop appropriate cutoff values to differentiate cases of acute kidney injury with maximum sensitivity and specificity.

Preliminary Results


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