Usain Bolt may be the fastest man on earth, but NGAL is the fastest marker for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).
Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalin (NGAL) is also one of the most sensitive markers for AKI. It changes the diagnosis and management of Acute Kidney Injury by detecting and predicting acute renal failure within 2-3 hours after the insult. This is in stark contrast to the currently used marker, Creatinine, which measures function and takes 2-3 days to provide similar clinical information.
Both the urine and plasma levels of NGAL give invaluable diagnostic information to the clinician.
No problem for The NGAL Test™ from BioPorto because it is suitable for urine and plasma and gives results in just 10 minutes.
The NGAL Test™ is designed for routine use on clinical chemistry analysers from major manufacturers such as
Roche, Abbott, Siemens and Beckman, giving almost any laboratory immediate access to a fast and easy method of measuring NGAL.
This article was published previously in Alpha Laboratories’ Leading Edge Newsletter – Autumn 2011.