SDMA Dried Spot (DS) Collection Kit

$200.00 USD

5 Tests/Kit

Improve early diagnosis  and management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most common diseases in aging dogs and cats, with very serious health consequences. Our kidney function test measures the serum concentration of Symmetric Dimethylarginine (SMDA). The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) recognizes SDMA is a biomarker of renal function which can detect the disease months or even years earlier than traditional tests such as creatinine or BUN.1,2 Early detection and monitoring of this disease makes it possible to provide timely treatment and improve a patient’s quality of life.

  • Sample Type: Serum
  • Species: Canine, Feline
  • Each kit include materials to collect, prepare and ship 5 Dried Spot Serum samples to our lab.
  • The cost of the kit includes the subsequent lab tests.
  1. Hall JA, Yerramilli M, Obare E, Yerramilli M, Jewell DE. Comparison of serum concentrations of symmetric dimethylarginine and creatinine as kidney function biomarkers in cats with chronic kidney disease. J Vet Intern Med. 2014;28(6):1676–1683.
  2. Nabity MB, Lees GE, Boggess M, et al. Symmetric dimethylarginine assay validation, stability, and evaluation as a marker for early detection of chronic kidney disease in dogs. J Vet Intern Med. 2015;29(4):1036–1044.


SKU: SER-1200 Category:

Our Dried Spot (DS) Collection Kits provide an easy, cost-effective sample solution to collect blood or serum samples in a veterinarian’s office or on-farm in remote locations where veterinary facilities are not readily available.

Benefits of Dried Spot (DS) Collection:

  • Small sample volume for testing.
  • Shipping samples to the lab is convenient- No refrigeration or ice packs, No bulky packaging.
  • Multiple tests can be run from each sample.

Your kit will include materials to collect, prepare and ship your blood or serum sample to our lab.

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