Simple Blood Test Identifies Persons at Highest Risk for Kidney Disease Complications, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Reveal

Published: Dec 17, 2010

Newswise — An infrequently used blood test can effectively identify individuals at increased risk of developing complications associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Use of this simple test might help physicians identify persons with CKD who are at high risk for complications, and identify persons with impaired kidney function at earlier stages of disease.

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