Project

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

Duration
01 January 2019 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Urology and nephrology
    • Urology and nephrology
    • Urology and nephrology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
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.