N-GAL: Diagnosing AKI as soon as possible

  title={N-GAL: Diagnosing AKI as soon as possible},
  author={Claudio Ronco},
  journal={Critical Care},
  pages={173 - 173}
Early diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) is often problematic, due to the lack of suitable early biomarkers of renal damage and kidney function. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) as an early marker of AKI partially overcomes such limitations and seems to demonstrate that diagnosing AKI in its early stages is possible and useful. Using genomic and protein microarray technology, a series of molecules have been identified as potential markers for AKI; among them NGAL has been… CONTINUE READING