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Cystatin C Test to Predict Kidney Disease

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Society Nephrology, a blood test based on Cystatin C levels can effectively identify individuals with chronic kidney disease who have a high risk of complications. Although doctors most often use a creatinine blood test to assess kidney function, cystatin C blood measurements have emerged as an alternative test. The scientists conducted a study that included 11,909 participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Cardiovascular Health Study

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