Serum cystatin C as a marker of renal function in detection of early acute kidney injury


In patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), serum creatinine level does not increase until moderate to severe reduction in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) occurs. Thus its use for estimating GFR in early AKI delays detection of kidney damage and making important therapeutic decisions. Moreover, serum cystatin C is not affected by gender, age, race, and… (More)
DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.111840