Screening for early feline chronic kidney disease: clinical importance of borderline proteinuria

01 January 2019 → 31 December 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal pathology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Kidney diseases
    • Urology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary herd health management
Urinary protein: creatinine ratio Borderline proteinuria Feline chronic kidney disease Urinalysis Reference change value
Project description

Healthy cats frequently show borderline proteinuria and the clinical importance of this will be investigated. Analytical variability (influence of storage, within- and between-laboratory variation), biological variability and the difference in proteinuria assessment between urine collected at-home and urine taken by cystocentesis in the clinic will be evaluated. These findings will contribute to
longitudinally study cats with and without borderline proteinuria.