Kidney disease can be challenging at times to diagnose. SDMA is a kidney test that helps to diagnose kidney disease early and is less impacted by nonrenal conditions. Learn how the Catalyst SDMA® Test will help practitioners diagnose kidney disease during the patient visit and how this can positively impact clinical outcomes.

Discussion Topics:
  • Emphasize that traditional diagnostics can miss kidney disease in well and sick patients.
  • Review the studies showing that SDMA increases earlier than creatinine in pets with kidney disease and that SDMA is not impacted by lean muscle mass.
  • Introduce the Catalyst SDMA Test and provide data supporting its accuracy.
  • Outline what next steps should be taken when kidney disease is suspected.
  • Review the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) CKD guidelines.
  • Discuss when it is important to know a pet has kidney disease during the patient visit and how this can positively impact clinical outcomes.