More reliable than Creatinine
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SDMA helps lead to the diagnosis and treatment of suspect pyelonephritis and improvement in kidney function
Kidney disease can be treated with early intervention
Positive impact of nutritional interventions on [SDMA] and creatinine concentrations in client-owned geriatric cats
Positive impact of nutritional interventions on [SDMA] and creatinine concentrations in client-owned geriatric dogs
Hyperthyroid cats and SDMA
The IDEXX SDMA Test is not impacted by weight loss and muscle mass and is only slightly blunted by hyperfiltration, making it a much more reliable marker of kidney function in hyperthyroid cats.1
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- Hall JA, Yerramilli M, Obare E, Yerramilli M, Yu S, Jewell DE. Comparison of serum concentrations of symmetric dimethylarginine and creatinine as kidney function biomarkers in healthy geriatric cats fed reduced-protein foods enriched with fish oil, L-carnitine and medium-chain triglycerides. Vet J. 2014;202(3):588-596.
- Data on file at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Westbrook, Maine, United States.