Find out which of your patients is heading for Early Kidney Disease. Protein-to-creatinine ratio is key to earlier detection of Kidney Disease
Features & Benefits
The National Kidney Foundation recommends the use of the protein-to-creatinine (P:C) ratio for more convenient assessment of protein excretion.
The National Kidney Foundation has selected Siemens Diagnostics’ Urinalysis Products exclusively in their Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP)
Multistix PRO Urinalysis Strips along with the CLINITEK Status® family of analyzers automates your P:C ratio testing.
- Multistix Pro strips are CLIA-waived for even more convenient testing
- Results in just 60 seconds
- Reduces the need for 24-hour or overnight timed urine collection
Multistix PRO strips: versatile, vital urinalysis results.
In concentrated or dilute specimens, false results can be reduced by over 75%
- Reduced false positives mean fewer costly follow-up tests, which also alleviates unnecessary concerns for you and your patient
- Reduced false negatives mean fewer delays in patient treatment
Excerpts from the 2002 National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative (K/DOQI)
"The ratio of protein or albumin-to-creatinine in an untimed "spot" urine specimen corrects for variations in urinary concentration due to hydration and provides a more convenient method of assessing protein and albumin excretion than that involved with timed urine collections.
"Urine protein-to-creatinine and albumin-to-creatinine ratios provide accurate estimates of the urinary protein and albumin excretion rate, and are not affected by hydration.
"24-hour urine collections may be associated with significant collection errors, largely due to improper timing and missed samples, leading to over-collections and under-collections.
Do You See Patients with These Increased Risk Factors for Kidney Disease?
- Family history of chronic kidney disease
- Age >60 years
- Urinary tract infections
- Exposure to Nephrotoxins, including certain medications
"The American Diabetes Association and the NKF-PARADE have recommended assessment of proteinuria to detect chronic kidney disease.
Multistix PRO® 10LS Strips add the benefit of the P:C ratio to your current Multistix® Strips.
Note: Multistix PRO 10LS does not test for Bilirubin or Urobilinogen.