kidney disease test kit / cystatin C / serum / plasma
ST 0240

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Characteristics

  • Applications:

    for kidney disease

  • Tested parameter:

    cystatin C

  • Sample type:

    serum, plasma

  • Analysis mode:

    latex agglutination, immunoturbidimetric

Description

Cystatin C is a basic protease inhibitor with a low molecular mass (13 Kda). It is produced at a constant rate in all nucleated cells and appears in human plasma and serum.

Clinical studies have shown that Cystatin C is more accurate than serum creatinine and the Cockcroft-Gault estimation of creatinine clearance and is more reliable than the 24-hour creatinine clearance.

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that Cystatin C can be used to detect kidney disease at earlier stages than serum creatinine which may help facilitate prevention efforts in the elderly and those with diabetes, hypertension, or cardiovascular disease.