Diagnostic Accuracy of Point-of-Care Tests for Detecting Albuminuria

Albuminuria, a cardinal sign of kidney disease, is rou- tinely measured as the urinary albumin €“creatinine ra- tio (uACR). A continuous relationship exists among uACR, kidney failure, and cardiovascular and all-cause mortality (1 €“7). Experts recommend screening for albu- minuria by measuring uACR in patients with such condi- tions as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and chronic kid- ney disease (8 €“14). Evidence suggests that such testing is not universally applied and that use of point-of-care (POC) testing could improve uptake

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