Your patients are why SDMA matters

Don’t listen to us—read these stories of the pets whose lives were improved and possibly extended because their veterinarians trusted the IDEXX SDMA™ Test to give them a more reliable assessment of kidney function than creatinine.1-5

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Molly 7 months old

Assess kidney function in younger animals

  • Presenting reason

    A routine ovariohysterectomy

  • Summary

    Molly’s preanesthetic blood work revealed an increased SDMA* result, which led to the diagnosis and treatment of active kidney injury (AKI).

  • Result

    Without the IDEXX SDMA Test, her ovariohysterectomy would have proceeded, putting her at a higher risk for developing complications.

Zeke 14 years old

Unmask chronic kidney disease in hyperthyroid cats

  • Presenting reason

    Losing weight despite an increased appetite

  • Summary

    Hyperthyroid cats like Zeke will often have normal creatinine levels, even when they have chronic kidney disease (CKD).

  • Result

    The IDEXX SDMA Test identified chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Zeke despite his weight loss and concurrent thyroid disease.

Scarlet 5 years old

Diagnose and treat CKD up to 27 months earlier in dogs3

  • Presenting reason

    Preventive care visit

  • Summary

    Increased SDMA prompted her doctor to investigate further, discovering IRIS CKD Stage 2.

  • Result

    Because Scarlet's doctor believed in the IDEXX SDMA Test, Scarlet is on a therapeutic kidney diet, and she's alive and happy today.

* Symmetric dimethylarginine. International Renal Interest Society.

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